Hot off the presses is the September/October 2010 (No 47) edition of Jane Austen’s Regency World, the official magazine of the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England and the ultimate Austen reading indulgence.
I am looking forward to reading author Sue Wilkes article on a Georgian gentleman’s de rigueur reading list. I’m taking bets on what will be on it. Fielding? Richardson? Radcliffe? Well, maybe on a Henry Tilney’s gentleman’s reading list, right? Here are the features articles:
The Secret Diaries of Anne Lister:
Featured on the cover is the BBC’s new drama about a Georgian heiress who follows an unconventional path in life and love. Staring Maxine Peake (Miss Wade in Little Dorrit 2008) and Anna Madeley (Lucy Steele in Sense and Sensibility 2009), here is a synopsis from IMDb:
In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully – unaware that she is a lesbian. Anne is recording her thoughts and exploits in a coded diary. When her lover Mariana Belcombe makes a marriage of convenience to rich old Charles Lawton she feels betrayed and, although Mariana visits her,the relationship is going nowhere. Helped by old flame Tib she makes a play for innocent Miss Browne but sees she is barking up the wrong tree and diverts herself by renovating the family hall. A drunken Tib almost exposes her secret and scornful mine-owner Christopher Rawson, whose marriage proposal she rejects, tells her that her sexuality is a subject of local gossip….
The Latin touch:
How Jane’s fame is spreading in Brazil
A Cornish exile:
Austen scholar Maggie Lane explores the life and times of Charles Austen, Jane’s seafaring brother
Jane’s best jest:
Paul Bethel compares Emma with Mansfield Park
Sue Wilkes explains how no Georgian gentleman could afford to miss
Enter stage right:
Jane Austen would have known the old Theatre Royal in Bath
My Jane Austen, Marsha Huff:
The outgoing president of JASNA shares her love of Jane Austen
Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine will also be attending the following events. Readers are invited to visit our stand and say hello!
- Bath Jane Austen Festival, country fayre at the Guildhall, Bath, on Saturday, September 19, 2010
- JASNA AGM, Regency Emporium, in Portland, Oregon, October 28-30, 2010
Full details of Jane Austen’s Regency World magazine, which is published every two months, are available on their website Jane Austen Regency World.