Category Archives: Jane Austen

Jane Austen and Feminism

Jane Austen and Feminism by Regina Jeffers In 1968, the Women’s Liberation Movement staged a demonstration at the annual Miss America Beauty pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. They protested the idea that the most important thing about a woman … Continue reading

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Pride 47, Prejudice 5

Pride 47, Prejudice 5 Pride and Prejudice was originally entitled First Impressions, which is a much better title when one considers how Jane Austen bombards her readers with the theme of “impressions”: first, flawed, and founded. However, that is material … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Relevance

Jane Austen’s Current Relevance As we celebrate Jane Austen with the relaunch of Austen Authors, I thought it prudent to examine what makes “our” Jane so popular. Austen’s influence proves that the past is always in the process of being … Continue reading

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The Resurgence of Austen Authors

Tomorrow a group blog of which I was a member from September 2010 to January 2014 will relaunch with a whole new group of Austen-inspired authors. Sharon Lathan and I will act as administrators for Austen Authors, which will rise … Continue reading

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The British Royal Navy and Jane Austen

In referring to the cult-like following of those who extolled all things involving Admiral Horatio Nelson, Jane Austen once wrote, “I am sick of Nelson.” Yet, the author always appreciated the lives of men in the Royal Navy. Two of … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places We Will Go… [in Jane Austen’s Novels]

Oh, the Places We Will Go…in Austen Novels Through Jane Austen’s novels, I was first introduced, at the age of 12, to beautiful English estates and a land beyond my imagination. I fell in love with the time, the homes, … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? Part Three

The last third of the alphabet was a bit of a challenge. The letters “x” and “z” were less than cooperative. I searched Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Mansfield Park for the letters, but was, generally, unsuccessful. “X” … Continue reading

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