A - Jane Austen

Posted by Claudia Moser on 10:00 AM in , , ,
I can hardly believe that we are already there, April starts and so does the A-Z Challenge 2013.
My third year ... and let me see if you can guess which is my theme? If I say Jane Austen what comes to your mind? Yes, female author. Yes, famous. So? Right! My selection of 28 famous female authors.
Since this year the challenge has also a selection of themes, I focused on miscelanous since to be honest I did not know where this would fit.
From her vast work I have chosen some of my favourite quotes from Pride and Prejudice:
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
“Which do you mean?” and turning round, he looked for a moment at Elizabeth, till catching her eye, he withdrew his own and coldly said, “She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men. You had better return to your partner and enjoy her smiles, for you are wasting your time with me.”
Elizabeth was much too embarrassed to say a word. After a short pause, her companion added, “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.” Elizabeth feeling all the more than common awkwardness and anxiety of his situation, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to understand, that her sentiments had undergone so material a change, since the period to which he alluded, as to make her receive with gratitude and pleasure, his present assurances.
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Ha- we have the first A - look forward to reading your A-Z

Blogging AtoZ @ChickLitLove

I am excited to get to meet new bloggers through this challenge. Wishing you well as we complete this together.

Anonymous says:

I have never read the book, but there is a most wonderful adaptation to be find here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KisuGP2lcPs . Thanks for sharing your knowledge and I look forward to more ladies!

Anonymous says:

I LOVE this. Can't wait to come back every day. Such a good choice of topics!
Laura @ The Sweet Simple Things

You know, I have never read anything by Jane Austin.

Awesome theme! Can't wait to see who you come up with.

And I'll be by every so often, since I'm your blog's minion. ;-)

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Pride and Prejudice is one of my all-time favourites! Look forward to more of your posts, Claudia (and bet I can guess your B author!)

@Laura - we do have the first day behind us :) well done for both of us!
@Dobson - indeed, looking forward to the third challenge!
@Mojo / Gil - I do hope that you will find some unknown authors :) just for the fun of it
@Karen - so very kind of you
@Laura - a pleasure to have you here
@Ruth - there is always a start for everything
@Misha - you are always welcome and you know that!
@Paula - actually I believe that B will be a surprise for you :)

What a fabulous theme, Claudia.

I am a huge Jane Austen fan...your quotes just lit up my face as I read them.
Pride and Prejudice is without a doubt one of the true classics - I have the two discs (the BBC version) playing all the time as background when I am busy around the house. :)


What a great theme, Claudia! I have to confess to not having read "Pride and Prejudice" yet. Shameful for an English major to admit, but I didn't read "Vanity Fair" until two years ago, and P&P is definitely on my list. I'm going to love following you this month!

I fell in love with Jane Austen's works at age 11 - and can re-read them time and again. Great choice of them, Claudia.

Hi Claudia. I can't believe that the April A - Z Challenge is here again either! I love what you are doing this year, with famous female authors, and I look forward to reading about them each day. Pride & Prejudice is a lovely book!

Nice one. This lit major <3's Jane Austin.

Happy A to Z!
(I'm doing EIGHT blogs. Whew.)
Here's one:
A is for Absent - Rhymed Acrostics from A to Z

Cool theme!


Your A has to be one of my most favorite female authors :)

Cheers, Jenn

Pride and prejudice I did it at school so it brings back many memories

That's funny, because Jane Austin was also my choice, but I found out we hadn't read her book as as a group, so decided on Sally Armstrong.
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Anonymous says:

I love Jane Austen. I bought an old copy of Pride and Prejudice in Santa Cruz a few weeks ago. Need to dust it off and read it! Nice post, Claudia!

I've read a lot, but would you believe I've never read Jane Austin? I guess I need to get busy.


Lovely theme you chose! I look forward to finding some tried and true favorites and most likely a surprise or two!

GREAT choice!!!

I'm embarrassed to say I've never read that book :(

This is a great theme! I am looking forward to hearing about the other female authors you'll be posting about... I'm sure I'll learn about a few I don't already know.

That's so fun! Can't wait to see more of your posts, female author celebration is right up my alley. I'm writing disjointed fiction (it's all related, but no way to know how until the end! :p), with 'imaginary' as my theme. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

So glad to read your comments, I am so happy that you found my theme appealing, and I do hope that by the end of April you will discover some new authors which I learned to love! Thank you!

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