People have always wanted others to know they’re smart, and what better way to do that than with clothes?
The controversial fantasy novel and its sequels enticed more authors to experiment with self-publishing, but the latter has a history that long predates the steamy bestseller.
Storing information using polymers could be more efficient than DNA data storage.
The closure of physical buildings doesn’t have to mean that new readers should miss out on literary history
The Regency period was full of gossip and scandal, something Bridgerton gets right. However, it leaves out the period’s grim record on slavery.
‘Bridgerton’ alludes to and obscures social, racial and political tensions in England’s Regency era, the extraordinary decade that marks the dawn of the modern world.
Published anonymously in 1811, the first of Jane Austen’s novels throws light on life under COVID-19. It is the perfect lockdown read.
Clueless turns 25 this year. The film, a loose adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, is a cult classic that has spawned books, a TV series, a musical and countless fashion tributes.
Through careful framing and dialogue, Autumn de Wilde’s movie portrays Emma as the embodiment of perfection, rather than less-than-faultless heroine of Austen’s book.
When her contemporaries were engaging with European themes in their novels, Austen remained rooted in her home country.
Though she created her stories more than 200 years ago, Jane Austen’s novels were forerunners of feminism.
Years before anyone conceived celebrity, the Scottish bard may have been the first to turn himself into a brand.
The Times columnist’s self-serving critique of one of the greats of English literature says more about his ignorance than anything else.
Prof. Robert Morrison edited Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” for Harvard University Press. On the classic’s 200th anniversary, he explains how Austen’s rhythmic words on loss, love and hope still resonate.
Jane Austen is on the Bank of England’s new £10 note. About time, too.
The novelist’s life was marked by the financial industry … and not always for the best.
Two women writers died in July 1817. One was Jane Austen. The other was much more famous.
Grotesques, prattlers, hysterical women … historically, spinsters have had a raw deal in fiction. But astonishingly, the situation for older single ladies in contemporary novels has scarcely improved.
This year is the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death and her celebrity continues to grow. But relegating Austen’s work to plots about ‘whether the heroine gets her man’ belittles her achievement.
How did jogging go from a Victorian gentleman’s pastime to the most popular form of exercise on the planet?