Category Archives: Austen actors

The Film Adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” (1995) ~ Part II

                “Persuasion is a 1995 period drama film directed by Roger Michell and baed on Jane Austen’s 1817 novel of the same name. In her theatrical film debut, the British actress Amanda Root … Continue reading

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Militia Officers in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” + a Giveaway of my Latest P&P Vagary

What was the difference between the militia officers found in Regency-based novels such as Mr. Wickham in Pride and Prejudice and the Regulars, such as Colonel Fitzwilliam, in the same book? At the time of the war with Napoleon, Great … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s “Naughty” Lady Susan

 After Austen’s death, several unpublished works remained. One of those was “Susan,” a short novel that made fun of the convention of Gothic fiction. Originally, it had been sold to Benjamin Crosby & Co. in 1803. Shortly before Jane’s passing, her … Continue reading

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The Real Georgiana Darcy, a Guest Post from Eliza Shearer

This post recently appeared on Austen Authors, but I thought an encore appearance here would prove beneficial to all admirers of Jane Austen’s works.  The Janeite community was recently torn with the news that a new TV adaptation of Pride … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s “Invisible” Brother, a Guest Post from Elaine Owen

Earlier, Elaine Owen shared a post with us on people with disabilities during Jane Austen’s lifetime. Today, she tells us something of George Austen, the brother of Jane Austen who did not live with the family because of his disabilities. … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winners of the Re-Release of “Darcy’s Passions” Giveaway

Today, I am happy happy to announce the winners of an eBook copy of Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes are Barbara Alley Hoyle, LeslieW, and Katherinelschmitt. Ladies, please send an email to jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Thanks … Continue reading

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Examining the Character of John Willoughby in Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

John Willoughby is one of Dashwood family’s country neighbors in Devon in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, but what do we know of the character. He and Sir John Middleton serve as bookends in the country society.  Willoughby literally sweeps Marianne … Continue reading

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