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Jane Austen’s Birthday 2020

Jane Austen’s 245th birthday! Happy Birthday Jane Austen! December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817Picture source: The famous author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and other novels, December 16, 2020 marks Jane Austen’s 245th birthday! Although the above portrait has not been officially authenticated as Jane Austen herself, there is a lot of evidence… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Birthday 2020

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Jane Austen’s Birthday 2019

Happy Birthday Jane Austen! December 16, 1775 – July 18, 1817 “At Christmas every body invites their friends about them, and people think little of even the worst weather. I was snowed up at a friend’s house once for a week. Nothing could be pleasanter.” – Jane Austen, Emma [said by Mr. Elton]  

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Jane Austen’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Jane Austen! Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in Steventon, a rural village of Hampshire, England. She lived until 1817. The author of a number of novels, it’s easy to honor Jane Austen’s birthday by reading something she wrote. Her character Emma even had great advice for those awkward moments in… Continue reading Jane Austen’s Birthday

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200 Years of Emma

“Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition,” was first launched on the world two centuries ago. Jane Austen’s only eponymous novel, Emma was published on December 23, 1815, as announced in The Morning Chronicle newspaper. However, the frontispiece, pictured below, displays a publication date of 1816—so I have no… Continue reading 200 Years of Emma

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Jane Austen, Game Theorist

Two of the most interesting classes I took in college were Game Theory and The Fiction and Films of Jane Austen. When I saw them both combined in Jane Austen, Game Theorist by Michael Chwe, I knew I had to read it. As Chwe writes, “strategic thinking is the field of study of the ‘imaginist,’… Continue reading Jane Austen, Game Theorist