Friday, September 16, 2011

Letters of Love & Deception: Book Give-away DAY FOUR

Quiz theFourth
of the e-book give-away of
Letters of Love & Deception 

To celebrate the upcoming release of Letters of Love & Deception and other Austenesque short stories, we're giving away six free e-books, in the format of your choice, in honour of Jane Austen's six novels.    

Comment below, and you'll be eligible to win either one of five copies of Letters of Love & Deception or a copy Nachtsturm Castle: A Gothic Austen Novel from Girlebooks.com!

The giveaway runs from Wednesday through to Monday, Sept. 19th, the official release date!  And don't forget that you can still comment in Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday's quizzes!

If you want a preview of the short stories in LOL&D, click here!

The rules in brief:

Post a comment with answers to the quiz below (making sure to leave contact info) and your name will be entered to win a free e-book.  Each time you comment, on any of the quizzes, your name will be entered again.  So answer early and often!

And never fear if you don't know the answers off the top of your head!  You can look up the answers, or crib from the person above you (maybe even add some more information!), or just make it up and make us laugh!  It's all in good fun.

On Monday at midnight, the giveaway will close and six winners will be chosen!  Comment away!
Quiz the Fourth

Novels: Can you list Jane Austen's novels...in backwards order?!?!?!


History: What is the difference between the Season and the Little Season?

Literature: What's one of your favorite quotes or passages from literature?  For example, I keep returning to Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, in Volume IV, Book Fourteen, Chapter 6, "The Agony of Death after the Agony of Life:"

"Now, for my trouble, promise me--"  And [Eponine] stopped.

"What?" asked Marius.

"Promise me!"

"I promise."

"Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead.--I shall feel it."

She dropped her head again on Marius' knees, and her eyelids closed. He thought the poor soul had departed. Eponine remained motionless. All at once, at the very moment when Marius fancied her asleep forever, she slowly opened her eyes in which appeared the sombre profundity of death, and said to him in a tone whose sweetness seemed already to proceed from another world:--

"And by the way, Monsieur Marius, I believe that I was a little bit in love with you."

Austen: Jane Austen felt that she recorded life as it happened.  If she could return from the grave, what do you think she would poke fun of and why?

Austenesque: If all of Austen's ladies (e.g. Lady Catherine de Bourgh, et al!) tried to enter a room simultaneously, who would win the honour of going first?

6 comments:

  1. “the little season” in London was February and March. Parliament sat from mid January to the beginning of August with an Easter break of several weeks. This meant that if you were a conscientious parliamentarian you lived in London for most of this period. As the rich and powerful were in London others who wanted to be in the social whirl also tended to congregate there, although the height of the social season was after Easter.
    May and June were the months called “The Season” when many balls and dinner parties were given in London, particularly on Wednesdays and Saturdays, when Parliament rose early.

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  2. fave quote/passage? oooo - yummy Cptn Wentworth's passionate love confession to lovely Anne ~
    "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight and a half years ago. Dare not say that a man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant."
    see? i'm all tingles... =))

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  3. JA novels in backwards order? not sure if you mean from latest to earliest publication or writing?
    i'll list these bkwrds by pub dates ~
    Northanger Abbey (published 1817)
    Persuasion (published 1817) both 1818 stated elsewhere and 1816 given for emma as well
    Emma (published 1815)
    Mansfield Park (published 1814)
    Pride and Prejudice (published 1813)
    Sense and Sensibility (published 1811)

    so whichever date is right really matters not to JA fans who are just happy they were published!!

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  4. considering Jane wrote from the life of her known environment, if she returned to England, she'd be poking fun at the unexpected results of opening the uk to immigration, including its advance into local village life. Possibly the riots and family disintegration, cohabiting without marriage, b/c she focused on the morality of her world and these issues provide vast amounts of fodder...

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  5. i definitely see Lady Catherine de Bourgh winning that contest of wills! but if Sir Walter Elliot is anywhere nearby, he'd be scraping the floor making sure everyone is out of the way for the dowager Viscountess Dalrymple!

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  6. tweeted gvwy just for more FuN! https://twitter.com/#!/_eHope/status/115298162800992256

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