Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jane Austen’s Problematic Health, a Guest Post from Kyra Kramer

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors in December 2017. Predicting the due date of a pregnancy is a matter of guesswork, even in these modern times. Babies are notorious for following their own schedule rather than the convenience of … Continue reading

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The 1701 Act of Settlement

The Act of Settlement prevented George IV from marrying Maria Fitzherbert, the woman he affected, but what did the Act entail? The Act of Settlement was a Parliamentary Act meant to settle the issue of succession to both the English … Continue reading

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Rapid Growth of Industrialization in America and Britain

See yesterday’s post on why Britain and American led the Industrial Revolution. The cultural differences among America and Britain and many other European nations led to a rapid industrial growth. One thing we saw in America (and not in the other … Continue reading

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America’s and Great Britain’s Impact on The Industrial Revolution

Who would think that at the beginning of the 18th Century that either America or Great Britain would take the lead in industrializing the world? Yet, during the 1700s and 1800s, it was those two nations which sprang forward to … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary

                        Elizabeth Bennet’s Excellent Adventure is another of my Pride and Prejudice vagaries. For those of you unfamiliar with the “variation” genre, the author changes one key event in … Continue reading

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The Film Adaptation of “Persuasion” [1971]

This adaptation of Persuasion was an ITV/Granada mini-series, directed and produced by Howard Baker, with a screenplay by Julian Mitchell. The cast included… Anne Firbank……………..Anne Elliot Bryan Marshall……………Captain Frederick Wentworth Basil Dignam …………….Sir Walter Elliot Valerie Gearon …………….Elizabeth Elliot Marian … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Janeite

Anatomy of a Janeite Do You Fit the Bill?                                   In 2008, JASNA put together a survey of the “typical” Janeite. I was wondering … Continue reading

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Pies and Prejudice, A Victorian Baking Musical, a Guest Post from Elaine Owen

Elaine Owen featured this post on Austen Authors in November. I wished to share it with you here. Enjoy!  Could you ever have guessed that a Pride and Prejudice variation could be set in a modern day bakery, that it … Continue reading

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My Experiment with Regency-Era “Shampoo,” a Guest Post from Rebecca H. Jamison

One of my fellow Austen Authors conducted an experiment with the methods of shampooing one’s hair during the Regency era and reported on it during her November post. I hope you enjoy her tongue-in-cheek remarks as much as I did.  … Continue reading

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The Obsession with Money and Society in Austen’s Novels

 Austen’s novels speak loudly with society’s obsession with money and connections. Money and status was obtained through marriage. What we soon come to accept as a reader of Jane Austen’s novels is that her heroines marry for love (and a … Continue reading

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