The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Celebration at My Jane Austen Book Club Concludes

Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Celebration at My Jane Austen Book ClubFor those following the Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Celebration at My Jane Austen Book Club, featuring monthly contributions by Austen bloggers and authors through the year in honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility, I had the honor of the final post, Marianne Dashwood: A Passion for Dead Leaves and other Sensibilities.

When Maria invited me to join the celebration, I especially requested to be the last contributor because I wanted to talk about Marianne Dashwood, Jane Austen’s young, emotional and “sensible” co-heroine. She should have the last word – and I think I have given her a strong finish with quotes from the novel exemplifying her personality and position.  We may not always agree with Marianne and her emotional outbursts, but she makes a very entertaining heroine.

Here are the monthly contributions to the celebration

Check out my essay and leave a comment on the post at My Jane Austen Book Club to enter a chance to win a signed (by me) copy of Jane Austen Made Me Do It, my new Jane Austen-inspired short story anthology just released in October by Ballantine Books. The contest is open through December 31st, 2011. Good Luck!

Cheers,

Laurel Ann

© 2007 – 2011 Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose

4 thoughts on “The Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary Celebration at My Jane Austen Book Club Concludes

  1. It was a very enjoyable time going along to each posting and building up what I learned about this wonderful book.

    Enjoyed your final post on Marianne.

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  2. Thank you , Laurel Ann, for being my guest and brilliantly conclude this lon-running event. It’s been great to host such incredible Janeites and to read their remarkable contributions to the celebration of Sense and Sensibility. Happy 2012 to you and your readers! Maria Grazia

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