Austenmania

Here’s a treat for Jane Austen lovers. Beginning in January, Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Theatre) will be airing The Complete Jane Austen,  dramatizations of all six Austen novels. Two of the adaptations we’ve seen before (one is the A&E version of Pride and Prejudice with a smoldering Colin Firth; the other is the version of Emma starring Kate Beckinsale). But the other four–Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, and Sense and Sensibility–are new.

The Masterpiece Book and Film Club will have “everything you need to organize an Austen book club or session,” including discussion guides, Q&A with screenwriter Andrew Davies, recipes, and more. 

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Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

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