It has been too long since I read Sense and Sensibility. Am not so interested in prequels or sequels, rather am interested in critique and in analysis of Jane and her writing, so I'm in. What a celebration it will be to read, to watch, and to prepare for the JASNA AGM in Fort Worth in celebration of S&S Bicentennial. Let the reading begin. Here's my contribution to the CHALLENGE:
January: Re-watch Emma Thompson's version of the S&S video. Will post the most authentic scene (true to the book) and the most trumped up inauthentic scene. This remains my favorite version and I will list my reasons...
February: Review S&S portion of Deirdre Le Faye's Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels.
March: Review Relative Values: The Cost of Living from Venetia Murray's An Elegant Madness: High Society in Regency England.
April: Review Romance in Fiction and Fact from Audrey Hawkridge's Jane and Her Gentlemen: Jane Austen and the Men in Her Life and Her Novels.
May: Add perspective to S&S from Irene Collins' Jane Austen and the Clergy.
June: Watch and review videos: From Prada to Nada 2011 and I Have Found It.
July: Reread Sense and Sensibility. Identify and share aspects for further study and discussion at AGM and on Blogs.
August: Revisit my favorite Jane Austen biography and summarize Claire Tomlin's impressions of S&S in her Jane Austen: A Life.
September: Review all references to S&S in the compilation of Jane Austen's Letters by Deirdre Le Faye
October: Review articles posted on jasna.org in preparation for JASNA's Fort Worth AGM celebrating S&S Bicentennial.
November: Review discussion of S&S in Jane Austen: Women, Politics and the Novel by Claudia L. Johnson.
December: Watch 2008 BBC S&S with open mind and see if this version improves in my listing of favorite Austen videos.
What a year it will be to also keep up with Blog posts and other articles as Sense and Sensibility is celebrated! IT WAS A GOOD YEAR!! And the AGM in Fort Worth was a great success. How Jane enriches my life!