Monthly Archives: August 2018

Letters from Jane, a Guest Post from Georgina Young-Ellis

Do you remember when we used to send and receive letters? Actual, physical letters? Were you a person like me who used to sit down with a feeling of relish at the blank paper in front of you, in anticipation … Continue reading

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“Heartsease, or The Brother’s Wife,” the Victorian Retelling of Austen’s “Mansfield Park”

Are you aware of the Victorian tale Heartsease, or the Brother’s Wife by Charlotte Mary Yonge? June Sturrock, editor of the Broadview Texts, gives us this summary of the story. “A very young, timid, but highly principled and religious girl from … Continue reading

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“King v. Curll,” Prosecuting an Infamous Publisher

As a former journalism teacher, I was familiar with the term “curlicisms,” but until I was working on a piece on criminal conversation last week, I had forgotten the source of the word was one Edmund [sometimes called “Edward”] Curll.  … Continue reading

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Viewing Fanny Price Through Modern Eyes, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on 14 June 2018. Enjoy.  Until this week, I had seen all of the major film adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels—the theater releases, the BBC series, etc.—except one. I have now completed the … Continue reading

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English Drama and the Origins of Censorship

Of late, on social media we have been bombarded with what is termed “obscenities.” We writers are often accused by “reviewers” of writing obscenities or sexually explicit scenes when in our estimations, we are writing PG scenes. The problem is … Continue reading

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Research in Historical Ficiton: A Witch Bottle and the Writing of “The Mysterious Death of Mr. Darcy”

Incorporating Research into a Story Line Today, I thought I would spend some time on how I incorporated my research into Dorset’s superstitions and legends into the text of one of my Austen-inspired cozy mysteries. Enjoy the short history lesson … Continue reading

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A Young Man of Good Fortune, Mr. Charles Bingley ~ Guest Post by Nancy Lawrence

Nancy Lawrence is one of our newest members of Austen Authors, and I so glad she decided to bring her knowledge to our group site. Have a look at a “model tale” for Jane Austen’s “Mr. Bingley.” I am certain … Continue reading

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