[Library Media] After Jane Austen, then what?

georgeweight at integrity.com georgeweight at integrity.com
Wed Jan 23 20:57:27 MST 2013


> And "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte.
>
> Have any of you read "Wildfell Hall" by the third Bronte sister, Anne? I
> read a little about her when substituting one day in Spanish Fork High
> Library. Just curious. GLW
>
>> Don't forget Wuthering Hieghts by Bronte
>> On 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
>>>>> Library Media Teacher
>>>>> Mountain Crest HS
>>>>> 255 S. 800 East
>>>>> Hyrum, UT   84319
>>>>> (435)245-6093, x310
>>>>> paula.zsiray at ccsdut.org
>>>>>
>>>>> http://www.ccsdut.org/mc
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>>>>>
>>>>>
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