Category Archives: reading habits

The Lack of “Reality” in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” ~ Does it Matter?

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we often think of the story as being a depiction of the Regency era. But does it truly speak to the time? If so, would not Elizabeth Bennet be more sensitive to her family’s … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at “Second Chances: The Courtship Wars”

One morning in 2008, I was watching theToday Show, and Dr. Laura Berman shared a study involving pheromones and the connection to Nerve 0 and the human sex drive. The short piece caught my interest so much so that I did additional … Continue reading

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The “Comedy” Found in Jane Austen’s Novels

According to Literary Devices, “Comedy is a literary genre and a type of dramatic work that is amusing and satirical in its tone, mostly having a cheerful ending. The motif   of this dramatic work is triumph over unpleasant circumstance by creating comic … Continue reading

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Between the Lines: Sisterhood and Serendipitous Elusiveness, a Guest Post by Gabrielle Mullarkey

BETWEEN THE LINES Sisterhood and serendipitous elusiveness Jane Austen, like many great artists, reaches out to us across time as both a living presence glimpsed between the lines of her own words and as an image orchestrated and reconstructed endlessly … 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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A Closer Look at “A Touch of Honor: Book 7 in the Realm Series”

What can I say about this book? I never planned it, but it has become one of my favorites in the Realm series. Originally, I planned three books featuring the heroes of what is now Book  1, 2 and 4 … 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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