Category Archives: Austen Authors

The Phaeton, a Regency Carriage with Wide Appeal – and a Dangerous Side, a Guest Post by Eliza Shearer

Towards the end of Pride and Prejudice, in a letter explaining Mr Darcy‘s role in securing Lydia’s marriage to Mr Wickham, Mrs Gardiner writes to her niece Elizabeth, whom she suspects the master of Pemberley admires very much: “I shall never be … Continue reading

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Rochester and Higham, Kent, UK and How They Are Used in “Losing Lizzy: A Pride and Prejudice Vagary”

When I write my Pride and Prejudice based vagaries, I tend to place Lady Catherine de Bourgh’s fictionalize Rosings Park in the Rochester/Higham area of Kent. I choose this area for two basic reasons: (1) Rochester is about 30 miles … Continue reading

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Austen’s Comic Characters, a Guest Post from Amanda Kai

One of the hallmarks of an Austen novel is the presence of a variety of comical characters. Whether they are serving as plot devices to advance or hinder the hero and heroine or merely providing color and levity to the … Continue reading

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Railroaded in the Regency, a Guest Post from Colin Rowland

Outlining plots, which I have been engaged in for severak weejs, is always a voyage of discovery for me. Not having lived during the Regency (no, really? who’da thunk!), I got to thinking about the movement of goods in the … Continue reading

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The Polite Way to Pay Social Calls, According to Jane Austen, a Guest Post from Eliza Shearer

Paying and receiving social calls was one of the keystones of social etiquette during the Regency, and as such is a constant in Jane Austen’s novels.  The socially acceptable time for ‘morning calls’ was between breakfast and dinner, so they … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice and Card Games, a Guest Post from Lelia Eye

When you think of Jane Austen, you often think of ballrooms and conversations, but the characters who her novels focus on are often playing card games! I initially intended to showcase quotes from all of Austen’s novels concerning different games, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Sale on Austen-Inspired Titles

Today through Sunday, May 8, 2022, all my Austen titles will be on sale for only $0.99. Many of the titles are available to read for free in Kindle Unlimited. Price change occurs Monday, May 9, 2022.  Darcy’s Passions: Pride … Continue reading

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The Strict Social Structure of Jane Austen’s Novels

Overall, the early 19th Century novels were those that expressed society in realistic terms. Austen’s novels, as well as others of her time, immerse the reader in the various levels of society, the social strata, so to speak. Austen does … Continue reading

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Lady Catherine de Bourgh Character Study, a Guest Post from Amanda Kai

In my quest to learn more about Lady Catherine de Bourgh for my current work-in-progress, I’ve decided to make a character study of her. While some of the minor characters in Pride and Prejudice get no more than a line … Continue reading

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The Salon: A Gathering of Elite Intellectuals, a Guest Post from Sharon Lathan

The word salon has been around since at least 1664, derived from the Italian salone or French sala, meaning “a reception room or great hall.” The indication was for a particular part of a house, a room or several rooms, where people gathered together. The English … Continue reading

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