Jennifer Niven's new novel is a 1945-set story of a war heroine come to Hollywood. So, naturally, we wanted to talk movies of the 1940s.
October 30 marks the bicentenary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility — and thus our enduring love affair with Jane Austen. Drafting a manuscript called Elinor and Marianne around 1795, Austen returned to it at some point in the next decade and completed the version we know now in 1810. At her expense, the Military Library publishing house printed the book, in the era’s traditional three volumes, in 1811 — her first published work. Modestly attributed to “a Lady,” the novel sold well, beginning a remarkable literary legacy ...