Title: The List Lover's Guide To Jane Austen
Author: Joan Strasbaugh
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Number of Pages: 211
1. What inspired you to write the book?
A couple of years ago I gave a talk at the JASNA AGM (Jane Austen Society of North America Annual General Meeting, that's a long one!) on Sense and Sensibility and spent quite a lot of time researching my topic, which was loads of fun to do, there are so many great books about JA out there. However, at times I wish I had a handy little guide, so now, here it is.
2. What was the first Jane Austen book you read?
Pride and Prejudice, right after I saw the BBC version with Colin Firth.
3. How much research went into the book?
Lots! But that was the best part, there's nothing more entertaining than looking up info on Jane Austen and rereading her books.
4. What's the craziest thing you discovered while researching?
Craziest? Don't know if this is crazy, but she has a surprisingly morbid sense of humor. "Sir Tho: Miller is dead. I treat you with a dead Baronet almost every Letter."
5. What made you become an Austenite?
See answer 2. Once I read one of her novels, I had to read them all. Then I had to read everything she wrote, then I started reading about her, &c, &c, as Jane would say.