Book Pride Prejudice and Jasmin Field

Download or read Pride Prejudice and Jasmin Field PDF, written by Melissa Nathan and published by Piatkus Books. This book was released on 2000 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: She's met her Mr Darcy. and it's hate at first sight!

Book The Austen Formula  Jane Austen   s Pride and Prejudice in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

Download or read The Austen Formula Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century PDF, written by Julia Wilhelm and published by Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag). This book was released on 2014-10 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: World literature is full of great love stories, but there are few that make it through the centuries and are as well-known and loved today as they were decades ago. One of those stories that have the ability to leave an everlasting impression is Jane Austen’s best-known and probably most famous novel Pride and Prejudice (1813). Its appeal to literary posteriority lies in the astonishing emotional impact of a seemingly simple story: A clever girl and a mysterious man, destined for one another, loathe each other from the very beginning because of wrong first impression and bad influence from others. They gradually have to overcome these obstacles in order to recognise the nobility of each other’s characters and find happiness together. From Austen’s contemporary writing and its scarce possibilities for women writers on to the emancipation of the female author up until the possibilities for women novelists in the lately developing genre labelled chick lit – Pride and Prejudice still continues to fascinate readers and writers alike. This book sets out to examine how Austen’s formula was put to use to yield three contemporary works of British fiction; Kate Fenton’s Lions and Liquorice (1995), Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) and Melissa Nathan’s Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field (2000) and what transformations it has experienced in the process.

Book Persuading Annie

    Book Details:
  • Author : Melissa Nathan
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 0061850349
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read Persuading Annie PDF, written by Melissa Nathan and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After years as a sweet, good-natured pushover, Annie Markham has had to face up to three hard truths: You've got to be tough to succeed in business and romance. Sometimes your meddling loved ones areright about your worthless, no-good boyfriend being worthless and no good. The only reliable thing about men is thatthey're totally unreliable. Okay, she's been persuaded. So now, seven years after wisely and abruptly dumping the "love of her life," Jake Mead, things should be going better for Annie Markham, right? Unfortunately, her life's going nowhere, her family's going mental, and the family business is heading straight down the tubes. Could it get worse? Of course! Jake's back, Annie's getting ready for bankruptcy, and no one's ready for Christmas ... let alone a happy New Year. And no amount of persuasion will ever convince Annie that magic does happenand dreams do come true, not even at the stroke of midnight on December 31 at New York's Plaza Hotel ... will it?

Book The Nanny

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  • Author : Melissa Nathan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-09-29
  • ISBN : 140709789X
  • Pages : 544 pages

Download or read The Nanny PDF, written by Melissa Nathan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-09-29 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Jo Green takes a nannying job in London to escape her small-town routine, complicated family, and perfect-on-paper boyfriend Shaun, culture shock doesn't even begin to describe it. Dick and Vanessa Fitzgerald are the most incompatible pair since Tom and Jerry, and their children - glittery warrior pixie Cassandra, bloodthirsty Zak and shy little Tallulah - are downright mystifying. Suddenly village life seems terribly appealing. Then, just as Jo's getting the hang of their designer lifestyle, the Fitzgeralds acquire a new lodger and suddenly she's sharing her nanny flat with the distractingly good-looking but inexplicably moody Josh. So when Shaun turns up, things get even trickier... A heartwarming, laugh out loud romantic novel with a fantastically dysfunctional family and complicated love triangle to amuse every reader.

Book Acting Up

    Book Details:
  • Author : Melissa Nathan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 0099505797
  • Pages : 356 pages

Download or read Acting Up PDF, written by Melissa Nathan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When journalist Jasmin Field lands the coveted role of Elizabeth Bennet in a one-off fundraising adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice', she discovers that the play's director, Hollywood heart-throb Harry Noble, is every bit as obnoxious as she could have hoped. Which means a lot of material for her column.

Book Appropriations of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice in Contemporary British Fiction

Download or read Appropriations of Jane Austen s Pride and Prejudice in Contemporary British Fiction PDF, written by Julia Wilhelm and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2008-04 with total page 93 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Fachbereich 05 - British Studies), course: Examenskolloquium, language: English, abstract: World literature is full of great love stories, but there are only few that make it through the centuries and are as well-known and loved today as they were decades ago. One of those writers, who have the ability to leave an everlasting impression, is Jane Austen, who "wrote of a time, but also beyond it; her voice continues to enchant and enthral" (Crusie 1). Her novels are undeniably among the most examined works of English literature. Over the years, scholars, laity as well as professionals, have approached Austen's writing from various perspectives and hence innumerable papers, dissertations, articles and books have been written about the author and her work in general and especially about her novel Pride and Prejudice. Since its publication in 1813, it has called forth heavy criticism as well as effusive praise and it is remarkable that, although the literary world has changed noticeably in the course of nearly two hundred years, her novel is still admired and considered to be of significance today. From Austen's contemporary writing and its scarce possibilities for female novelists on to the emancipation of the female author and the increased literary output of postmodern writers at the end of the Twentieth Century and to the possibilities for women novelists in the recently developing genre labelled chick lit - Pride and Prejudice still continues to fascinate readers and thereby encourages other writers. Especially the developing relationship of the two protagonists Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy captivates readers all around the world and proves that their story is as appealing in the present as it was in the past. The appeal of Austen's best-known and probably most famous novel to literary posteriority l

Book The Learning Curve

    Book Details:
  • Author : Melissa Nathan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 009950426X
  • Pages : 564 pages

Download or read The Learning Curve PDF, written by Melissa Nathan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2006 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ms Hobbs, a teacher at the local primary school, is idolised by her class - in particular ten-year-old Oscar Samuels. Mr Samuels is a frazzled single father working all the hours to provide for his beloved son, Oscar. Ms Hobbs knows Mr Samuels is a heartless workaholic. Mr Samuels is certain Ms Hobbs is an interfering busybody.

Book Celebrating Pride and Prejudice

Download or read Celebrating Pride and Prejudice PDF, written by Susannah Fullerton and published by Voyageur Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pride and Prejudice is studied and celebrated, and its creation and phenomenal legacy thoroughly explored, in this loving tribute to Jane Austen's beloved masterpiece.

Book Happily Ever After

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  • Author : Susannah Fullerton
  • Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
  • Release : 2013-04-25
  • ISBN : 1781011117
  • Pages : 379 pages

Download or read Happily Ever After PDF, written by Susannah Fullerton and published by Quarto Publishing Group USA. This book was released on 2013-04-25 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 2013 Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice turns 200. Again and again in polls conducted around the world, it is regularly chosen as the favourite novel of all time. Read and studied from Cheltenham to China, there are Jane Austen Societies from Boston to Buenos Aires, dedicated to sharing the delights of Jane Austen's masterpiece. Here is the tale of how Pride and Prejudice came to be written, its first reception in a world that didn't take much notice of it and then its growing popularity. As well as discussing the famous characters – sex-symbol Mr Darcy, charming heroine Elizabeth Bennet, and the superb range of comic characters who make readers laugh again and again – Susannah Fullerton looks at the style of the novel – its wicked irony, its brilliant structuring, its revolutionary use of the technique known as 'free indirect speech'. Readers through the years have both loved the book and hated it – the reactions of writers, politicians, artists and explorers can tell us as much about the reader as they do about the book itself. Pride and Prejudice has morphed into many strange and interesting forms – screen adaptations, sequels, prequels and updates. Happily Ever After explores these, and the wilder shores of zombies, porn, dating manuals, T-shirts, tourism and therapy.

Book The Cambridge Companion to  Pride and Prejudice

Download or read The Cambridge Companion to Pride and Prejudice PDF, written by Janet Todd and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-02-07 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named in many surveys as Britain's best-loved work of fiction, Pride and Prejudice is now a global brand, with film and television adaptations making Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy household names. With a combination of original readings and factual background information, this Companion investigates some of the sources of the novel's power. It explores key themes and topics in detail: money, land, characters and style. The history of the book's composition and first publication is set out, both in individual essays and in the section of chronology. Chapters on the critical reception, adaptations and cult of the novel reveal why it has become an enduing classic with a unique and timeless appeal.

Book Persuading Annie

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  • Author : Melissa Nathan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-12-16
  • ISBN : 1409036405
  • Pages : 384 pages

Download or read Persuading Annie PDF, written by Melissa Nathan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2008-12-16 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It was the perfect opportunity for 'closure'... Meet Annie Markham. Gentle, sweet and kind. Except for her dark side. A dark side called Jake Mead. Seven years ago he'd been her entire world, even though her godmother had tried to persuade her to dump him. But when the going got tough, Annie's 'tough' got going. Jake's hasty departure from her life proved that a) godmothers are cleverer than they look and b) the only thing reliable about men is that they're totally unreliable. Now Jake is back in her life. And he's the one man who may just save her family's ailing company. But what Annie doesn't know is that Jake has an Achilles' heel. An Achilles' heel called Annie Markham. He's never quite got over her treatment of him all those years ago. This is the perfect opportunity for what some may call 'closure'. But what Jake calls, 'revenge'.

Book The Waitress

    Book Details:
  • Author : Melissa Nathan
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 0099427982
  • Pages : 532 pages

Download or read The Waitress PDF, written by Melissa Nathan and published by Random House. This book was released on 2004 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hassled by customers, badly paid and stuck with the boss from hell, Katie Simmond's life hasn't turned out quite as she planned. But just when she thinks that things can't get any worse, the cafe where she works is taken over by the man she had a disastrous date with but can't get out of her mind.

Book Literary Afterlife

    Book Details:
  • Author : Bernard A. Drew
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2010-03-08
  • ISBN : 078645721X
  • Pages : 420 pages

Download or read Literary Afterlife PDF, written by Bernard A. Drew and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-03-08 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.

Book The Feminist Bestseller

    Book Details:
  • Author : Imelda Whelehan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-03-16
  • ISBN : 1350309516
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read The Feminist Bestseller PDF, written by Imelda Whelehan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-03-16 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Imelda Whelehan provides an overview of popular women's writing from the late 1960s to the present, looking at how key feminist texts such as The Women's Room, Kinflicks and Fear of Flying have influenced popular contemporary fiction such as Bridget Jones' Diary and Sex and the City. Whelehan reconsiders the links between the politics of feminist thought, action and writing and creative writing over the past 30 years and suggests that even so-called 'post feminist' writing owes an enormous debt to feminism's second wave.

Book Turning Points

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ansgar Nünning
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Release : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 3110297108
  • Pages : 471 pages

Download or read Turning Points PDF, written by Ansgar Nünning and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2012-10-30 with total page 471 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At times of crisis and revolution such as ours, diagnoses of crucial junctures and ruptures – ‘turning points’ – in the continuous flow of history are more prevalent than ever. Analysing literary, cinematic and other narratives, the volume seeks to understand the meanings conveyed by different concepts of turning points, the alternative concepts to which they are opposed when used to explain historical change, and those contexts in which they are unmasked as false and over-simplifying constructions. Literature and film in particular stress the importance of turning points as a sensemaking device (as part of a character’s or a community’s cultural memory), while at the same time unfolding the constructive and hence relative character of turning points. Offering complex reflections on the notion of turning points, literary and filmic narratives are thus of particular interest to the present volume.

Book Contemporary British Women Writers

Download or read Contemporary British Women Writers PDF, written by Clare Hanson and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2004 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays illustrating the range and diversity of post-1970 British women writers. Despite the enduring popularity of contemporary women's writing, British women writers have received scant critical attention. They tend to be overshadowed by their American counterparts in the media and have come to be represented within the academy almost exclusively by Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson. This collection celebrates the range and diversity of contemporary (post-1970) British women writers. It challenges misconceptions about the natureand scope of fiction by women writers working in Britain - commonly dismissed as parochial, insular, dreary and domestic - and seeks to expand conventional definitions of British by exploring how issues of nationality intersectwith gender, class, race and sexuality. Writers covered include Pat Barker, A.L. Kennedy, Maggie Gee, Rukhsana Ahmad, Joan Riley, Jennifer Johnston, Ellen Galford, Susan Hill, Fay Weldon, Emma Tennant, and Helen Fielding. Contributors: DAVID ELLIS, CLARE HANSON, MAROULA JOANNOU, PAULINA PALMER, EMMA PARKER, FELICITY ROSSLYN, CHRISTIANE SCHLOTE, JOHN SEARS, ELUNED SUMMERS-BREMNER, IMELDA WHELEHAN, GINA WISKER.

Book Jane Austen For Beginners

    Book Details:
  • Author : Robert Dryden
  • Publisher : Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Release : 2012-06-12
  • ISBN : 193438965X
  • Pages : 176 pages

Download or read Jane Austen For Beginners PDF, written by Robert Dryden and published by Red Wheel/Weiser. This book was released on 2012-06-12 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jane Austen's novels are classics. They have never been out of print, and have continuously been turned into countless movies and TV series, yet her works still remain largely misunderstood. On their surface, Austen's novels all involve characters from provincial communities in rural England, far removed geographically and thematically from greater social movements, war, industry, colonization, and imperialism. This impression could not be further from the truth. Jane Austen For Beginners explores the intentions behind Austen's work. Her examination of money and power, of the marriage market, of social class, and of the rending of the British social fabric of her day are among her many concerns. Jane Austen For Beginners will foster a deeper appreciation and understanding of Austen's greatest stories and most memorable characters.