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Matt Smith lands role in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

Matt Smith lands role in 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 (UPI) --"Doctor Who" star Matt Smith will star as one of Liz Bennet's (Lily James) suitors in an adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies."
Annie Martin
Hillary Clinton says the Bible helped shape who she is today

Hillary Clinton says the Bible helped shape who she is today

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) --Hillary Clinton revealed in an interview with The New York Times that the Bible is the book that has impacted her most.
Aileen Graef
'Clueless' stars reunite for L.A. screening

'Clueless' stars reunite for L.A. screening

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) --'Clueless' reunion at the Los Angeles Film Festival included Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Elisa Donovan and director Amy Heckerling.
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw is happy 'Belle' has a new tale to tell of Georgian England

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is happy 'Belle' has a new tale to tell of Georgian England

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Gugu Mbatha-Raw says she was thrilled to play the lead role in "Belle" because the film tells a new story in a recognizable, often-romanticized setting.
Karen Butler
'Austenland' is a 'sweet, hopeful fable,' says Keri Russell

'Austenland' is a 'sweet, hopeful fable,' says Keri Russell

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Keri Russell says her movie "Austenland" is meant to be a modern-day fable and she is glad her character is swept off her feet at the end of it.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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Kelly Clarkson says she is happy Jane Austen's ring will stay in U.K.

Kelly Clarkson says she is happy Jane Austen's ring will stay in U.K.

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- A ring that once belonged to English literature icon Jane Austen will stay in the United Kingdom after donors matched a bid by U.S. pop star Kelly Clarkson.
Keri Russell talks about role in romantic comedy 'Austenland'

Keri Russell talks about role in romantic comedy 'Austenland'

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Keri Russell says she thinks many moviegoers will relate to the character she plays in the new romantic comedy "Austenland" because they, too, are looking for some form of escape from their everyday lives.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Kelly Clarkson losing bid to take Jane Austen's ring out of U.K.

Kelly Clarkson losing bid to take Jane Austen's ring out of U.K.

LONDON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- An anonymous donor has contributed $155,000 toward the campaign to keep Jane Austen's turquoise ring in the United Kingdom, The Telegraph reported.
Police arrest man who threatened female MP and campaigner on Twitter

Police arrest man who threatened female MP and campaigner on Twitter

BRISTOL, England, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Police said they arrested a third man Wednesday who allegedly sent threatening Twitter messages to a female member of parliament and a campaigner.
Kelly Clarkson buys Jane Austen's ring for $230K

Kelly Clarkson buys Jane Austen's ring for $230K

LONDON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Kelly Clarkson bought a ring once owned by literary icon Jane Austen, but the British government won't let the U.S. pop star take it out of the United Kingdom.

Austen may be new face of 10-pound note

LONDON, June 25 (UPI) -- Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mervyn King said famed author Jane Austen could be the face of the new 10-pound note.
Matthew Rhys to play Mr. Darcy in 'Death Comes to Pemberley'

Matthew Rhys to play Mr. Darcy in 'Death Comes to Pemberley'

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Goode are to star in a British television version of P.D. James' book "Death Comes to Pemberley," Deadline said.
Kartheiser to play Mr. Darcy in 'Pride and Prejudice' play

Kartheiser to play Mr. Darcy in 'Pride and Prejudice' play

MINNEAPOLIS, May 17 (UPI) -- "Mad Men" actor Vincent Kartheiser is to play the romantic hero Mr. Darcy in a Minnesota staging of "Pride and Prejudice" this summer, producers said Friday.
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Jane Austen
Actor Hugh Dancy arrives for the Toronto International Film Festival gala screening of "The Jane Austen Book Club" at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, Canada on September 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.

Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture.

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