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Regency Customs: I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” As a Plot Device In Jane Austen’s Novels

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3) During Austen’s time, young people looked for a potential mate at dances. Austen, herself, enjoyed a good dance, and, therefore, she often … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Jane Austen Novels?

  Becoming Jane is an imaginative, romantic tale that captures Jane Austen’s spirit, while playing with the truth. Many of us on this site have written our own “what if” stories, and so, maybe, we might be able to suspend reality … Continue reading

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Do You Speak Jane Austen? (Part 3)

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 Parkfor the letters, but was, generally, unsuccessful. “X” was impossible to … Continue reading

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Austen’s Publishing History

Today is the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” I thought in honor of the date we would take a quick look at the process of having her works published. Most of Austen’s story lines … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You Will Go (Part 2)…the Settings for Jane Austen’s Novel

Sense and Sensibility Norland Park in Sussex – the Dashwood’s family estate Barton Park in Devonshire – home of Sir John Middleton Barton Cottage in Devonshire – home of the Dashwood women Delaford in Devonshire – home of Colonel Brandon … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Jane Austen – Day 6

(Sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”) On the sixth day of Christams, Jane Austen gave to me Six Classic Novels F-i-v-e Bennet Sisters Four Abbey Tilneys Three Sailing Captains Two Dashing Colonels And a love for … Continue reading

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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, the heroes and heroines, and I have spent … Continue reading

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Women Writers in 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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“Dancing” in Austen’s Novels

I won’t dance; don’t ask me… “To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3) During Austen’s time, young people looked for a potential mate at dances. Austen, herself, enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Jane Austen is Ingrained on My Psyche

In writing my guest post for Barbara Tiller Cole’s “Darcyholic Diversions,” I looked at the parts of Pride and Prejudice, which spoke to me early on in my life-long love of Jane Austen’s works. Then I began to think of … Continue reading

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