Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen’s Understanding of Love, a Guest Post from Kyra C. Kramer

This scholarly piece appeared on Austen Authors on September 17, 2017. I brought it over here so more people could enjoy it. Conjugal Beneath the Fraternal: Jane Austen’s Understanding of Love  In her third novel, Mansfield Park, Jane Austen explains … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal: Might the Spinster Have Married?, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

Earlier, Mr. Hemingway looked at Jane Austen’s romantic attachments. Today, he takes a different slant. (Note: Both posts have appeared previously on Austen Authors.) As reported in last month’s blog about Jane Austen’s romantic attachments, biographers dutifully recount the story … Continue reading

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How “Intimacy” Exacerbates Elizabeth Bennet’s “Lack” of Judgment

We have all been in the situation where our judgment is clouded by the “intimacy” we experience with another. How often do we read of the female attempting to tame the bad boy? How often have you had a friend … Continue reading

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Engaging Stories: Miss Austen and Her Beaux, a Guest Post from Collins Hemingway

This post originally appeared on Austen Authors. Part II will arrive next Thursday, October 12.  How many times was Jane Austen engaged—or married (!)? Thoughts about her short life—and her emotional life, whatever it may have been—bubble up in this … 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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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 After Austen’s death, several unpublished works remained.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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