Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary

If you’re a Jane Austen fan, I’m sure you have heard or realized by now that 2011 marks the bicentenary of her first published work, Sense and Sensibility. I have just recently remembered that I haven’t done anything S&S-related this year! And I intended to 😦 So I think I might just have to devote a chunk of time before the year ends to focus on some S&S.

I already own The Annotated S&S (I loved The Annotated P&P, so I bought this earlier this year), so I need to read it! And, since I sort of enjoy spoofs, I also own S&S and Sea Monsters, a Quirk Book, that I want to read. (Reading The Annotated S&S will probably be the last thing I try to do. As I’ve read the original a few times already, I’d like to read the spoof and graphic novel versions first, to make sure I don’t run out of time in 2011. Plus, I actually annotated my own copy of S&S before the official published annotation came out–I have stuff written all over and papers taped into it with maps and instructions on how to play whist, etc. It was very fun to do!)


The thing I am most excited to read is the Marvel Comics rendition of S&S! I didn’t even know this existed! I just happened upon it while searching for images of S&S stuff. So, of course, I requested it immediately from my library 😀

(PS- They actually already have P&P and Emma in this format from Marvel, as well!)

I also intend to watch these two new movies from 2011, as they are based on S&S:



2 thoughts on “Sense and Sensibility Bicentenary

  1. TBM says:

    I haven’t read Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters yet. I did read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and I thought it was great.

    • Kristie says:

      I enjoyed P&P & Zombies, too…for what it was. I mean, a spoof can only be so good. Most of it is the original! But depending on how the “author” tweaks a story, a spoof can be quite nice. Especially for a change to a favorite book that I reread a lot 🙂

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