Saturday, November 5, 2011

Welcome to Sense and Sensibility Week!

Congratulations to Sense and Sensibility! It is exactly 200 years and 1 week after its first publication.




Miss Georgiana Darcy


This is the first day of Sense and Sensibility Week. I have quite a few posts and activities ready for the next few days and I hope that you'll all have a lot of fun.

Here are some links to get you started.

Sense and Sensibility e-book at Gutenberg.org  The book for free to download.  How much better can you get?

The Sense and Sensibility 1995 and 2008 Comparison at Austenitis by Melody and Miss Elizabeth Bennet.  A very complete comparison of the two favorite adaptations.  For almost all the questions, Melody and Miss Bennet answer just like I would!
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

The Sense and Sensibility Discussion Board at the Republic of Pemberley.  This often has very good discussion, and these 'Pemberleans' are more than ready to help you with any question you have!

Sense and Sensibility audiobooks from Librivox.org  These are quite a few (free!!!) audio recordings.  If you don't like the sound of one reader, you can just try another.  There is also a dramatic reading scheduled, but it probably won't come out for quite a while. 

Jane Austen Tea Series from Bingley's Teas.  This isn't totally Sense and Sensibility, but the teas, especially the ones named 'Marianne's Wild Abandon' and 'Treasures From the Colonel' certainly are, and you can easily pretend the very appealing 'Wicked Wickham' tea is actually 'Wicked Willoughby.'

Have a wonderful week.  If you have ideas for any S&S themed posts, this week is the perfect time to do it.

Very Sensibly Yours,

Note: I am posting this Saturday night because I will not be available Sunday.  All of the other days this week I will be there.

2 comments:

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

I love using Project Gutenberg. It's perfect for when you don't have a book around and you need to look up something.

Thanks for putting up the link to mine and Melody's comparison of the two Sense and Sensibility adaptations.

Can't wait for the other festivities for the week! :-)

Melody said...

Thanks for including the posts Miss Bennet and I did! I'm glad you agreed with them mostly. =) I felt pleased to see those in your post. =)

Looking forward to S&S week! This will be fun!

Love,
The Marianne-ish Melody. =) (It's true, too.)