[Library Media] After Jane Austen, then what?

Heather Tomlinson htomlinson at mountainvilleacademy.org
Wed Jan 23 08:11:14 MST 2013


In the Jane Austen/Georgette Heyer category is also Elizabeth Gaskell *North
and South*

On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 8:06 AM, LuAnn Staheli <luann.staheli at nebo.edu>wrote:

> If they like the romance aspect, I recommend Sarah M. Eden and Georgette
> Hyer.
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 5:16 AM, <georgeweight at integrity.com> wrote:
>
>> Good suggestions, Bill. As with all other like inquiries, this question
>> should be addressed with a series of other questions. (1) Which of Jane
>> Austin's books did you like the best? (2) What did you like about it? (3)
>> What did you learn from it? (3) Have you seen the video version? How did
>> it compare? And so forth.
>>
>> Take, for example, "Pride and Prejudice." If that's the one the student
>> mentions, did they like the romance? The satire? The social patterns and
>> issues? The historical setting? They may not answer these directly, but
>> you should be able to sense how their answers may relate to other
>> literature. Johnathan Swift, for example, would be one for satire
>> (Gulliver's Travels), and Charles Dickens for social issues ("Great
>> Expectations," "Bleak House," "Little Dorrit", "David Copperfield", etc.).
>> "Gone with the Wind" fills a bit of the historical romance interests. You
>> get the idea.
>>
>> Librarians are in a unique position to deal with a student's individual
>> interests and needs. That's one big reason we should always be alert to
>> defend ourselves from those that consider us "book stampers" or "fine
>> collectors."
>>
>> > One of my LA teachers says to have them try books by Gwen Bristow like
>> > *Jubilee
>> > Trail. *They have similar theme although slightly more "mature" in an
>> > American setting.  She also suggests George Eliot books like *The Mill
>> on
>> > the Floss  *and *Adam Bede**  *or maybe even *Gone with the Wind*.
>> > *
>> > -Bill
>> >
>> > *
>> > On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Paula Zsiray
>> > <Paula.Zsiray at ccsdut.org>wrote:
>> >
>> >>  This is the question that has been presented to me by several
>> students.
>> >> "I have read all of Jane Austen's books, what other authors are
>> >> similar?"
>> >>
>> >> I welcome any suggestions.
>> >>
>> >> thanks
>> >>
>> >> paula z
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>  Paula Zsiray
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