Category Archives: Jane Austen

Movie Discussion ~ 1995’s Pride and Prejudice

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Movie Discussion of Pride and Prejudice 1995 In reading Jane Austen, one can easily imagine the Austen children acting out a play created by the boisterous Jane. Her novels have all the elements of drama: … Continue reading

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Universal Themes and Jane Austen: First Impressions

Universal Themes and Jane Austen: First Impressions Have you ever met someone with whom you have corresponded several times (Facebook, Twitter, phone, or the old-fashioned way by a letter) only to be surprised by his/her appearance? He/She looks nothing like … Continue reading

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“Going Courting” Regency Style

“Going Courtin’” in the Regency Era Society during the Regency era expected strict propriety from its young people. Sometimes the rules were strict and unreasonable, but somehow the youth of Jane Austen’s time managed to come together. Young men of … Continue reading

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The Governess: Qualified to Teach the Usual Branches of a Good English Education

A governess’s job was to teach the children of middle and upper class households in 19th Century England. By 1850, there were 21,000 governesses registered in England. In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, our heroine places the following advertisement, which eventually … Continue reading

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Publishing Options for Women During Jane Austen’s Time

Novels during the early Regency were geared toward the female reader; therefore, the door opened, if only a crack, for the female writer to step through. The female writers of the time assisted Jane Austen in several ways, among them … Continue reading

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Locating Jane Austen: The Author’s Influence Upon the English Tourism Business

Recently, I partook of a short 4-day bus tour of the home of American Presidents in Virginia. Living in neighboring state of North Carolina, the trip was not exhausting, and so on the first day (before we settled in our … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “Honor and Hope: A Contemporary Romantica Based on Pride and Prejudice”

Normally, I write Regency based romances, but today, I would like to celebrate my contemporary romantica based on Pride and Prejudice. Honor and Hope was, actually, the second novel I wrote. It came about shortly after I released Darcy’s Passions and served as a segue … Continue reading

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