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Day One of A Three Day Salute to Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey” – The Writing of the Novel

Today, a bit of background of the novel… Many Austen fans are not aware that NORTHANGER ABBEY was the first novel Jane Austen wrote. It was true that Austen started what were later to be titled SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and … Continue reading

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Why Do We Not Know Whether Elizabeth Bennet Learns to Despise Mr. Wickham?

By Regina Jeffers Recently, I was writing a scene for an upcoming Austen release, and in it, I attempted to explain Elizabeth Bennet’s lack of “hatred” for George Wickham. Even after having read “Pride and Prejudice” well over 50 times … Continue reading

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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 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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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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