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The radical thoughts of Jane Austen – a book by book breakdown (infographic)

Radical thoughts of Jane Austen

Austen’s six novels are brilliantly reassessed to reveal how radical the world’s favorite author was.

Helena Kelly, in her brilliant biographical book Jane Austen, the Secret Radical, reveals Jane Austen you’ve never seen before: a politically engaged, spirited, clear-sighted woman of information.

Many readers consider Jane Austen as the author of classic romance novels. The literary analysis by Helena Kelly explains why we should re-read Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility, or Northanger Abbey to learn about Austen’s thoughts on feminism, slavery, poverty, and evolution.

Kelly illuminates the radical subjects–slavery, poverty, feminism, the Church, evolution, among them–considered treasonous at the time, that Austen deftly explored in the six novels that have come to embody an age.

This brief infographic, based on Kelly’s brilliant book and beautifully illustrated by Nathan Gelgud, presents radically different descriptions of most famous novels by Jane Austen.

Sense and Sensibility examines the way that careless men systematically disenfranchise women with inheritance laws and traditions.

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6 reasons why you should re-read Jan Austen books (infographic)

Via Jane Austen Centre on Twitter.

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Gifts for modern bookworms in 2023

Based on recommendations from top tech sites and customer reviews.

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Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

Vintage composition notebook iPhone case

This unique, intensive, pseudo-marbling composition notebook pattern with a preworn label is available on the latest iPhone cases in several colors, including green, brown, and purple.


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Innovative reading light

Compact and innovative reading light

From a German brand Nachteule comes a clever book light that you attach not to a book but your reading glasses. It’s so light that you can also clip it to your earphones or hair accessories! The built-in battery will let you read 200 pages.


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Hands-free pillow stand

Hands-free pillow stand – great for e-readers and print books

An improved version of a popular Lamicall tablet pillow comes now with a side pocket for a pen or small accessories. The grooves are deep enough to hold a print book. It’s made of durable materials and is available in five fashionable colors.


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