Category Archives: Jane Austen

Mashups ~ Jane Austen and Zombies

MashUps: Jane Austen and Zombies   Why are Zombies being mixed with my Jane Austen? Most people seem to agree that zombies and other monsters are an open testament to a troubled time. Zombies found their peak in George Romero … Continue reading

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A Taste of Blood ~ Exquisite Excerpts from “Vampire Darcy’s Desire”

A Taste of Blood… Below you will find an excerpt from Vampire Darcy’s Desire. VDD presents Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as a heart-pounding vampire romance filled with passion and danger. Tormented by a 200-year-old curse and his fate as a half-human/half-vampire (dhampir), Mr. Darcy … Continue reading

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Northanger Horrid Novels

Northanger Horrid Novels thoughts from Regina Jeffers… I wanted to introduce our visitors to what are known as the Northanger Horrid Novels, seven early Gothic examples of fiction. These books were among the many published by Minerva Press in the late … Continue reading

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An Intervention with Jane Austen’s “Bad Boy,” George Wickham

After my article on Monday (October 1) regarding Austen’s use of George Wickham to advance the main plot of Pride and Prejudice, several people have sent me messages regarding the “Intervention” I mentioned of having written for Meredith and the Austenesque Extravaganza. … Continue reading

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The Real Life Influences Upon Jane Austen’s Novels

As authors of historical fiction, we take great pleasure in a research “tidbit,” which introduces our fictional characters to historical figures. I, for example, have introduced John Loudon McAdam, the father of the modern road, to the readers of A Touch of … Continue reading

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George Wickham: How Jane Austen Masterfully Uses a Minor Character to Drive the Main Plot

How a Minor Character Controls the Story’s Action: Jane Austen’s Use of George Wickham Previously, on Austenesque Extravganza, I interviewed our favorite bad boy, Mr. George Wickham. Actually, I held a celebrity intervention, but as an afterthought to that momentous … Continue reading

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The Concept of a “Marriage of Convenience” as a Plot Line in Jane Austen’s Novels

What hope was there for the dowerless daughters of the middle class during Jane Austen’s lifetime? Such is a topic Austen explored repeatedly in her novels. Elizabeth and Jane Bennet sought men of a like mind. The Dashwood sisters found … Continue reading

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