In case you hadn't noticed......
Posted by Caroline on January 10, 1998 at 20:30:15:
Some interesting thing shave happened recently in Pemberley.
Firstly, the Austen-L posts have been updated, and the current digests are available. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, Austen-L is an academic, literary-based on-line group of Austen fanatics who communicate by a list-serve, i.e. through e-mail. The daily digest, that is, the download of the days letters, is available here and can be found by looking for AUSTEN-L in the indexes.
Why should you bother with it? Well, because it's a way of learning a lot about Austen and her world, fast, and for nothing. This month they are reading Fanny Burney's "Evelina" , and there is a lively discussion of Ms. Burney and Masectomy- real and in literature, amoungst other things. I find it interesting and informative.
Instructions for belonging to the listserve and how to post to it are available in the same place. Please enjoy it, but remember that Austen-L and Pemberley are quite separate, that 'publication' of the letters here is due to the generosity of the listserve members and the efforts of one or two unsung heroes of the Pemberley Committee,(not me) and that we like to keep the two groups separate. (Even if the Austen-L posters sound rather familiar, occasionally!)
Secondly, the Bookserve people are really trying hard to keep us happy. If you put "Jane Austen" in as Keywords in the search engine, some 150 books now come up! Included are the Norton Critical Anthologies versions of the novels- copies of the novels plus critical essays and other relavent stuff, reasonably priced, and also a couple of new , rather interesting books, like the "Jane Austen Christmas"and others.
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