Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jane Austen's Ladies in the Facebook Age

Wondering what would happen if Lydia Bennett started giving status updates? Or how Emma would react when Harriet's relationship went from "Single" to "It's Complicated"?

Yeah, me too. Read my latest over at An Army of Ermas:


“Why do you read Jane Austen?” someone asked me once. “Isn’t that boring old chick lit?”

Well, no. It’s not boring, and it’s not chick lit either - it’s actually pretty scathing social commentary, and it’s full of useful bits of advice. The wit and wisdom of Jane still has practical applications some two centuries after her death. But what if her novels took place today, in the age of social networking? Read Full Post: Jane Austen's Ladies in the Facebook Age.