Because I am currently procrastinating grading student essay reference documentation on boring topics like global warming and the truth of the myth of Atlantis, I decided to have a look-see through my library for supplemental books to aid my reading during Austen in August.
Happily, these should be waiting at the library for me tomorrow–as they were all available for check-out. 🙂
Jane Austen’s Letters.
Jane Austen’s Guide to Good Manners: Compliments, Charades & Horrible Blunders by Josephine Ross and Henrietta Webb. Discusses the social conventions and etiquette of the time using Austen’s letters and her novels to illustrate the points.
A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen edited by Susannah Carson. Gathers multiple essays on Austen from authors like Virginia Woolf, C. S. Lewis, and Anna Quindlen.
Virginia Woolf’s Nose: Essays on Biography by Hermione Lee. Discusses what happens in the art of creating biography. There is an essay inside about Austen.
Audiobooks–because why not squeeze more Austen into the month?
- Sense and Sensibility
Maybe I’ve gone a bit mad. I am hoping these supplemental books will be as interesting to look through as their titles and summaries suggest!
OK. Note to self: grade now, read later.