Author Archives: Amanda Kai

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 …

The Marriage of Convenience, by Amanda Kai

The Marriage of Convenience, by Amanda Kai

Mr. Collins, to be sure, was neither sensible nor agreeable; his society was irksome, and his attachment to her must be imaginary. But still he would be her husband. Without thinking highly either of men or matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only provision for well-educated young women of small fortune,… Read the full blog post …