Monday, December 28, 2009

Attention All Jane Austen Lovers!!!

While Sis and I were crusing Books A Million this afternoon, we stumbled upon a new edition of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility." I swear, just a few weeks ago I was complaining to Sis that Bethany House should release more Jane Austen books. Of course I bought it, any obsessed Jane Austen fan would (even though she already own the book LOL!).

For those familiar with Bethany House Publishing Company, back 2007 they released the esquisite Insight Edition of "Pride and Prejudice." The "Pride and Prejudice" edition included an introduction by the highly ecclaimed author Nancy Moser, who wrote a bio-fiction of Jane Austen's life called, "Just Jane" (She is also the author of How Do I Love Thee?" the bio-fiction of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's life).

Well, the introduction of this new "Sense and Sensibility" edition was written by none other than Julie Klassen, author of Regency masterpieces "Lady of Milkweed Manor," "The Apothecary's Daughter" and the newly released "The Silent Governess."

Unlike most editions, the Insight Edition includes comments throughout the whole book, on Austen's life, little-known-facts about the book, information on the Regency Era, and tid-bits about the movies inspired by these classic books.

I'm sure within a few years time, all of Jane Austen's beloved classics shall be re-released as Insight Editions. I can't wait for Emma. Dear God, let them put Mr. Knightley on the cover!


  1. I'm all for reading, but have to say I really enjoyed the 2005 movie adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. (I'd put a link to the Wikipedia entry for it but your blog won't let me.)

    --Chris Cree

  2. Yes, I have seen it and that one was pretty good. The scenery was gorgeous!

  3. Have you read the book about Jane Austen by Nancy Moser? I haven't but was curious about it!

  4. Yes, I have read Nancy Moser's book and its wonderful. I think you'd really enjoy it. Her other book on Elizabeth Barrett Browning is good too. Are you an Austen fan?