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The Importance of Being Charlotte, a Guest Post from Elaine Owen

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 20 May 2021. Enjoy! I think Charlotte Lucas is underrated. Do you agree? Readers of Pride and Prejudice tend to overlook Charlotte as a minor character who serves little purpose but in … Continue reading

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The Genius of Jane Austen’s Dialogue, a Lovely Guest Post from Diana J Oaks

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 31 May 2020. Enjoy! Let’s talk about talking. Not just any kind of talking but talking in Jane Austen’s novels to be precise. There are numerous ways authors use dialogue. … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Mrs. Long, a Textual Study – a Guest Post from Lelia Eye

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 7 May 2021. Enjoy! I suppose this cannot be called a character study so much as a textual study. I’m here to assist in taking a look at the text … Continue reading

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The Importance of Brothers in Jane Austen’s Novels

In James Fordyce’s Sermons to Young Women (1766), Fordyce says, “The world, I know not how, overlooks in our sex a thousand irregularities, which it never forgives in yours; so that the honour and peace of a family are, in … Continue reading

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Would Darcy Sink or Swim? a Guest Post from Elaine Owen

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on August 16, 2019. Enjoy!  Recently I came across the meme below and I was shocked. So shocked, in fact, that I gasped. What’s that you say? You gasped too? OK, but perhaps … Continue reading

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Loving Mr. Bennet, a Guest Post from Jann Rowland

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors on June 26, 2019. Enjoy!  I’ve always liked Mr. Bennet as a character in Pride and Prejudice. He’s sarcastic and funny, he provides several priceless moments, and is Elizabeth’s true supporter, sometimes in direct … Continue reading

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Mansfield Park, or the Dark Side of Jane Austen’s Characters, a Guest Post from Eliza Shearer

This post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on 28 May 2019. Enjoy!  Every single Janeite I know, regardless of the degree of their crush for Mr Darcy, agrees that Pride and Prejudice is an enjoyable novel. Mention Mansfield Park, however, and … Continue reading

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The Foils of Jane Austen, Part 1, a Guest Post from C. D. Gerard

The post originally appeared on the Austen Authors’ blog on January 26, 2019. Enjoy!    The question of why we love Jane Austen so much has been pondered by many a scholar and reader over the past 200 years.  But … Continue reading

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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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The Film Adaptation of “Persuasion” [1971]

This adaptation of Persuasion was an ITV/Granada mini-series, directed and produced by Howard Baker, with a screenplay by Julian Mitchell. The cast included… Anne Firbank……………..Anne Elliot Bryan Marshall……………Captain Frederick Wentworth Basil Dignam …………….Sir Walter Elliot Valerie Gearon …………….Elizabeth Elliot Marian … Continue reading

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