This week’s mega-episode is all about one of our very favorite authors. Trevor and Paul discuss Austen’s six major novels, chat about what makes her work so special and even take a crack at ranking their favorites!
We also share listener feedback about favorite title and chat about various adaptions, both good and bad.
And a special treat this week: an interview with Jane Austen scholar (and fan) Joan Klingel Ray, Ph.d, former president of the Jane Austen Society of North America and author of several books on Jane Austen.
We hope you enjoy this episode!
All of the books brought up in this episode!
- Sense and Sensibility
- Pride and Prejudice
- Mansfield Park
- A Start in Life, by Anita Brookner
- Paladian, by Elizabeth Taylor
About the Podcast
The Mookse and the Gripes Podcast is a book chat podcast. Every few weeks we are talking about some bookish topic or another.
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