Among the Janeites: A Journey through the World of Jane Austen Fandom
For anyone who has ever loved a Jane Austen novel, a warm and witty look at the passionate, thriving world of Austen fandom They walk among us in their bonnets and Empire-waist gowns, clutching their souvenir tote bags and battered paperbacks: the Janeites, Jane Austen’s legion of devoted fans.... show more
For anyone who has ever loved a Jane Austen novel, a warm and witty look at the passionate, thriving world of Austen fandom
They walk among us in their bonnets and Empire-waist gowns, clutching their souvenir tote bags and battered paperbacks: the Janeites, Jane Austen’s legion of devoted fans. Who are these obsessed admirers, whose passion has transformed Austen from classic novelist to pop-culture phenomenon? Deborah Yaffe, journalist and Janeite, sets out to answer this question, exploring the remarkable endurance of Austen’s stories, the unusual zeal that their author inspires, and the striking cross-section of lives she has touched.
Along the way, Yaffe meets a Florida lawyer with a byzantine theory about hidden subtexts in the novels, a writer of Austen fan fiction who found her own Mr. Darcy while reimagining Pride and Prejudice, and a lit professor whose roller-derby nom de skate is Stone Cold Jane Austen. Yaffe goes where Janeites gather, joining a pilgrimage to historic sites in Britain, chatting online with fellow fans, and attending the annual ball of the Jane Austen Society of North America—in period costume. Part chronicle of a vibrant literary community, part memoir of a lifelong love, Among the Janeites is a funny, touching meditation on the nature of fandom.
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Publish date: 2013-09-10
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
A really interesting overview of Jane Austen fandom touching upon the cross-roads of popular fandom and scholarly criticism. I absolutely love Jane Austen's books, but I wouldn't call myself a Janeite. Still, I was curious and Degrees of Affection thought highly enough to recommend it as worth re...
Jane lies in Winchester, blessed be her shade!Praise the Lord for making her, and her for all she made.And while the stones of Winchester--or Milson Street--remain,Glory, Love, and Honour unto England's Jane!Rudyard Kipling I've been an admirer of Jane Austen since my sophomore year in college when ...
Read this. Right, NEXT! Seriously though, if you like Jane Austen's work at all, this is a book you should pick up. If you will allow me, I'm going to copy a section of my Persuasion review, as it describes how I found Jane Austen's works and how I came to the book. Jane Austen has always been ...
I am very much a Jane Austen fan. While I did come late to her books, and truly appreciating them, I never did quite get into the whole 'fan' experience. Austen's books have been pretty much an escape to a world where good manners matters, devotion could be spoken of in letters or even a look, and w...
My August Rewind (up late, but better late than pregnant... Err, never. Better late than never. THE BOOKS: The Fairest of Them All | Carolyn Turgeon [review] Mansfield Park | Jane Austen (obvs) Among the Janeites | Deborah Yaffe [review] The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. | Adelle Waldman [review] A...