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  • Deborah Yaffe
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  • 04 September 2020
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Among the Janeites review º 103 read & download â eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Deborah Yaffe read & download Among the Janeites For anyone who has ever loved a Jane Austen novel a warm and witty look at the passionate thriving world of Austen fandomThey walk among us in their bonnets and Empire waist gowns clutching their souvenir tote bags and battered paperbacks the Janeites Jane Austen's legion of devoted fans Who are these obsessed admirers whose passion has transformed Austen from classic novelist to pop culture phenomenon Deborah Yaffe j. Jane lies in Winchester blessed be her shadePraise the Lord for making her and her for all she madeAnd while the stones of Winchester or Milson Street remainGlory Love and Honour unto England s JaneRudyard Kipling I ve been an admirer of Jane Austen since my sopho year in college when I read Pride and Prejudice Over the years I ve read and re read all the novels usually turning to them in times of stress when I crave structure and predictability I ve watched the movie and TV adaptations with varying degrees of satisfaction but I ve always preferred the intimacy we shared just she and I as I succumbed yet again to the wry brilliance of her writing She was my private refuge and I guarded the gate with a dogged determination I ve sampled some of the fan lit and found it mostly mediocre Among the Janeites had been recommended to me by than a few Austen acolytes but it wasn t until Degrees of Affection shared the aforementioned tribute from Kipling s poem Jane s Marriage in a discussion group on BookLikes that I felt compelled to dive into the world of Jane Austen fandom And what a world it is According to Deborah Yaffe there is something for everyone Using her training as a journalist she mostly succeeds at describing explaining and celebrating a diverse group of inspired and inspiring Jane Austen groupies She mostly skirts controversy but she manages to provide a detailed description of what goes on under the skirts of Regency women when she decides to attend a ball in costume at the annual convention of the Jane Austen Society of North America She accompanies them to England for their yearly pilgrimage and introduces us to noted scholars experienced Regency fashionistas and than a few cranks Of these my favorite theory places Mr Darcy on the autism spectrum A close second called the Austen Code espouses shadow interpretations for the novels which are rife with sexual impropriety and gross misconduct This all happens long before the zombies ever showed up at Longbourn Ms Yaffe uses humor effectively but she is careful not to mock her subjects She honors them for their commitment for their passion and for their productivity Whether they are penning a seuel tending a blog or hawking tea cozies and t shirts they are all united in the belief as was Sir Rudyard that England s Jane deserves the world s respect and admiration Which leaves me with a conundrum which of my three cats all male has earned the name Emma Cowboy Under the Mistletoe Buchanons #1 remainGlory Love and Honour unto England s JaneRudyard Kipling I ve been an admirer of Jane Austen since my sopho year in college when I The Christmas Wedding uilt read Pride and Prejudice Over the years I ve Crybaby Falls The Gates #2 read and Criminal Intent re The Sharpshooter's Secret Son read all the novels usually turning to them in times of stress when I crave structure and predictability I ve watched the movie and TV adaptations with varying degrees of satisfaction but I ve always preferred the intimacy we shared just she and I as I succumbed yet again to the wry brilliance of her writing She was my private Criminal Intent refuge and I guarded the gate with a dogged determination I ve sampled some of the fan lit and found it mostly mediocre Among the Janeites had been The Daddy List recommended to me by than a few Austen acolytes but it wasn t until Degrees of Affection shared the aforementioned tribute from Kipling s poem Jane s Marriage in a discussion group on BookLikes that I felt compelled to dive into the world of Jane Austen fandom And what a world it is According to Deborah Yaffe there is something for everyone Using her training as a journalist she mostly succeeds at describing explaining and celebrating a diverse group of inspired and inspiring Jane Austen groupies She mostly skirts controversy but she manages to provide a detailed description of what goes on under the skirts of Regency women when she decides to attend a ball in costume at the annual convention of the Jane Austen Society of North America She accompanies them to England for their yearly pilgrimage and introduces us to noted scholars experienced Regency fashionistas and than a few cranks Of these my favorite theory places Mr Darcy on the autism spectrum A close second called the Austen Code espouses shadow interpretations for the novels which are The Cowboy Collection rife with sexual impropriety and gross misconduct This all happens long before the zombies ever showed up at Longbourn Ms Yaffe uses humor effectively but she is careful not to mock her subjects She honors them for their commitment for their passion and for their productivity Whether they are penning a seuel tending a blog or hawking tea cozies and t shirts they are all united in the belief as was Sir Rudyard that England s Jane deserves the world s Shattered Lullaby 43 Light Street #18 respect and admiration Which leaves me with a conundrum which of my three cats all male has earned the name Emma

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Among the Janeites review º 103 read & download â eBook or Kindle ePUB Ù Deborah Yaffe read & download Among the Janeites Essor whose roller derby nom de skate is Stone Cold Jane Austen Yaffe goes where Janeites gather joining a pilgrimage to historic sites in Britain chatting online with fellow fans and attending the annual ball of the Jane Austen Society of North America in period costume Part chronicle of a vibrant literary community part memoir of a lifelong love Among the Janeites is a funny touching meditation on the nature of fand. I must confess at the outset that I have never read one of Jane Austin s novels Neither have I seen one of the movies based on any of her novels Perhaps I am missing something but with only limited time I choose to stay with those genres I know I likeHowever long ago I discovered the importance of knowing something about Jane Austin and her novels I enjoy conversations with intelligent women and I know that there is no better way to a lady s mind than through Jane Austin That lovely lady that a man wishes to know may have little if any interest in her admirer But he need only mention Jane Austin or one of the characters in one of her novels especially Mr Darcey and he has her admiring attentionThose who admire Jane Austin s novels to the point of what some might call obsession are the subject of Deborah Yaffe s delightful book Among the Janeites A Journey through the World of Jane Austen Fandom Mariner Books 2013 They are both men and women who have read a novel or watched a movie or a miniseries based on one of the novels They catch a kind of Austen virus for which there is no cure So they treat the symptoms by attending meetings of one the Jane Austin societies that can be found around the world They dress up in regency costumes They go on pilgrimages to sites associated with Jane Austen s life or even to sites associated with one or of the movies or miniseries based on the novelsMs Yaffe introduces us to some of the many colorful characters who proudly identify themselves as Janeites My favorite Janeite among the many that Ms Yaffe introduces the reader to is Sandy Lerner Ms Lerner is a kookie hippie sort of entrepreneur who made a fortune that enabled her to indulge her obsession without limits She purchased Chawton House where Jane Austen once lived sight unseen for just under 2 million She then spent an additional several million rescuing the house from collapse A newscaster once asked her if she was eccentric I am now that I am rich she answered I used to be just weird Ms Yaffe s style of writing helps convey the fun and excitement of those lovingly referred to as the Janeites She mentions again and again a scene from Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth as Mr Darcy in which Firth as Mr Darcy appears in a wet shirt It is a scene known to make many feminine members of the audience all hot and bothered The Janeites of which Yoffe writes and of which she is a member are not any different than those who fill the ranks of the Baker Street Irregulars who dress up in their deer slayer hats and carry around a Sherlock Holmes calabash pipe They are individuals of all sorts who have fallen in love with a particular fictional character and wish to share their passion with others of similar taste May they live long and prosper