Jane Austen & the Arts: Our book has a “FACE”!

November 11, 2013 at 5:14 am (jane austen, news) (, , )

ja and arts

I swear that I checked out the publisher’s site (Lehigh University Press /Rowman & Littlefield) just a week or so ago – for a book due out in November (ie, this month!), it was still “faceless”…

Then, clicking on my Amazon page to make sure my blog post on the “Mystery Lady, with Stag” had posted: Well there she was –> Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony!

The publisher’s site has the eBook coming out this month, with the hard cover edition out in December. Gosh, for me this has been so long in the works. And I only wrote a chapter… With my attention firmly in the Smith & Gosling direction, this foray really will be a one-off. I hope readers enjoy it.

A “Reputation for Accomplishment”: Marianne Dashwood and Emma Woodhouse as Artistic Performers covers two of Austen’s most intriguing heroines. Marianne is perhaps the writer’s most gifted instrumentalist; Emma, on the other hand, sometimes throws her talents aside with both hands! Readers of Two Teens in the Time of Austen quickly realize how much I adore classical music; few will know that I actually studied art history at university, and used to dabble in making art.


  1. Janeite Deb said,

    Congratulations Kelly! – looks like another must-have book, despite its price tag! I shall post about this on the JASNA-Vermont blog…

  2. Your Jane Austen Library: Jane Austen and the Arts: Elegance, Propriety, and Harmony | Jane Austen in Vermont said,

    […] is by our founding member Kelly McDonald! – see chapter 2 in the table of contents below, and her blog post on it here. Congratulations […]

  3. Janeite Deb said,

    • Janeite Kelly said,

      Thanks, Deb — your postings actually caught the eye of one of the editors!

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