Monthly Archives: March 2018

Jane Austen and the Casualties of War, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

Jane Austen had two brothers who served in the navy, Frank and Charles, and two who served in the militia, Edward and Henry. Father George Austen and brother James, as clergymen, were discouraged from bearing arms but recruited soldiers and … Continue reading

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Welcoming Jennifer Redlarczyk and Her Release of “A Very Merry Mix-up”

 Today I welcome a dear friend of this blog and of Austen Authors. Jennifer Redlarczyk, who is releasing a novelette as a prelude to her first novel, Darcy’s Melody, which will arrive soon.  Austen fans are in for a real … Continue reading

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Admiral Croft’s Gout in Austen’s “Persuasion” and How to Cure It…

In Chapter 18 of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, Mary Musgrove writes to her sister Anne Elliot of their father’s tenants, the Crofts. “I have this moment heard that the Crofts are going to Bath almost immediately: they think the Admiral gouty.” … Continue reading

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Falling into Easy Writing Traps: Do You Know These Rules?

 (image via 4 Common Academic Writing Mistakes and How to Fix Them from http://www.noodle.com) Falling Into Easy Writing Traps… 1.  The word “hold” is confusing to some. Essentially a person can hold a baby, a spoon, a smart phone, etc., … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

Although I have written nearly two dozen Austen-inspired retellings, sequels, and mysteries, Elizabeth Bennet’s Deception was my first attempt at what is known as a “variation” in the JAFF (Jane Austen Fan Fiction) community. In a variation, the author changes one of … Continue reading

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Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management, a Guest Post from Gianna Thomas

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on October 30, 2017. Enjoy!  Bless Sharon Lathan. She did a series of blogs about servants of the 18th and 19th centuries and had a reference to Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management. I’m … Continue reading

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“Prejudice” Is Not So Predominant in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” as One Might Think

Most who have read Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” assume that Mr. Darcy is the l character and Elizabeth is the one displaying prejudice. However, from the examples below, you will see that is not completely true.  We encounter Austen’s … Continue reading

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“Emma” 1995’s Depiction of Social Class

I just wanted this version of Jane Austen’s book this past weekend on Starz.  Emma 1995 – Columbia/Miramax feature film (120 minutes); Directed by Douglas McGrath; Screenplay by Douglas McGrath; Produced by Patrick Cassavetti and Steven Haft Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow…………………………….Emma … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “His American Heartsong: A Companion Book to the Realm Series”

 At your request, dear Readers, I created Lawrence Lowery’s story. In my Realm series, you first met Sir Carter’s older brother Lawrence in A Touch of Velvet when the future baron came to Linton Park at the request of Viscount Averette to … Continue reading

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Silhouettes: An Alternative Portraiture with a Dark History (pun intended), a Guest Post from Sharon Lathan

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on November 28, 2017. Enjoy!  For hundreds of years, until the invention of the camera, the only way to quickly and cheaply immortalize a loved one was through a shade, also referred to as a shadow … Continue reading

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