Author Archives: Amanda Kai

Romance Tropes in Jane Austen, by Amanda Kai

Romance Tropes in Jane Austen, by Amanda Kai

When the words “Regency Romance” are used, the first author that comes to most people’s minds is Jane Austen. We could spend all day arguing about whether or not Jane Austen’s books should be classified as “romance books”. Some would say, hands-down, they are, while others would argue that they are social commentaries, women’s fiction,… Read the full blog post …

Lead Mining in Derbyshire, by Amanda Kai

Lead Mining in Derbyshire, by Amanda Kai

We often hear about Mr. Darcy’s fortune of “ten-thousand a year.”  But where did all that money come from?  In doing research for my current work in progress, I have been exploring what industries the Darcy family might have built their fortune from.   While the Darcy family certainly owned plenty of land in Derbyshire and… Read the full blog post …

All the Emma Movies, by Amanda Kai

All the Emma Movies, by Amanda Kai

Two months ago, I showcased an extensive list of all the Pride and Prejudice adaptations and movies or shows inspired by it.  This month, I decided to do the same with Emma.  Though there aren’t quite as many versions of Emma out there, it’s still popular enough to have been done multiple times as a… Read the full blog post …

When Bad Things Come in Pairs: Siblings Who Wreaked Havoc in Austen’s Novels, by Amanda Kai

When Bad Things Come in Pairs: Siblings Who Wreaked Havoc in Austen’s Novels, by Amanda Kai

“Prepare for trouble. And make it double!”  While fans of the Pokemon cartoon show might associate this famous line with Team Rocket’s most inept members Jessie and James, this line could easily apply to several of the sibling pairs in Austen’s novels.  The world of Jane Austen seems rife with difficult duos that make life… Read the full blog post …