Author Archives: Elizabeth Adams

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

So long, friends This is my last post as an Austen Author. I’m sure you’ll see me somewhere in the blog-o-sphere guest posting in the future, but for this season of my life I’m taking a step back. It’s been really fun chatting with all of you each month and getting to know some of… Read the full blog post …

Travel!

Travel!

Travel is one of my favorite things to do. Maybe my most favorite thing. I am currently in Krakow, Poland, by way of Cambridge, London, and Copenhagen. This is not my first trip abroad and as most of you know, I used to live in Eastern Europe. Whether you’re traveling the UK in search of… Read the full blog post …

Honesty ~ Short Story

Honesty ~ Short Story

Because it’s spring, and the weather is so cheerful and good mood-inducing, I thought I’d share this fun little story with all of you. It’s never been posted anywhere before, so you’re the first ones to see it. Hope you like it! Honesty Elizabeth sat waiting in a lobby, trying not to bounce her knee in impatience.… Read the full blog post …

Help! I Need a Title!

Help! I Need a Title!

It’s that time again. My latest book is scheduled to publish this spring, but there’s just one tiny problem…  I DON’T HAVE A TITLE!  So I thought I’d elicit the assistance of you lovelies and see if anyone has any grand ideas. Doesn’t sound like much fun? Wait! There’s a reward! If I choose the… Read the full blog post …

Charlotte Lucas, Spinster

Charlotte Lucas, Spinster

Miss Lucas is an interesting character. If she were alive today, I’m sure she would take the business world by storm. She has CEO written all over her. She knows how to manage difficult people and maximize their talents in the most beneficial way. Unfortunately, she was born in the wrong century. At 27, Charlotte… Read the full blog post …

The Indubitable Miss Bingley

The Indubitable Miss Bingley

I have often wondered if in another situation Caroline and Elizabeth would have been friends, or if their different views of the world would make that impossible regardless of the circumstances. Caroline has a thing for Darcy, but I don’t really think she cares about him. I don’t think she cares about anyone, really. I… Read the full blog post …

Lydia and the Sisters Bennet

Lydia and the Sisters Bennet

I’ve always thought Lydia’s real problem is that she’s spoiled. Her mother never says no to her, her father ignores her, essentially letting her have whatever she wants, and she picks on her older sister without anyone stopping her, reinforcing her bad behavior. Now, what I find interesting about the Bennet family is how all… Read the full blog post …

What’s the deal with Wickham?

What’s the deal with Wickham?

As those of you who regularly follow this blog know, I have been going through the characters of P&P and analyzing them, trying to understand them better and perhaps glean a little of their motivation. I have to admit I’m confused about Wickham. I have always thought of him as an opportunist. Someone who always… Read the full blog post …

Bingley: Boy or Man?

Bingley: Boy or Man?

As I continue the character studies of P&P, I keep coming back to Mr. Bingley. I have a hard time getting a read on him sometimes, so I am counting on all of you to help me figure him out. Here’s what I have so far. Follow the leader He is easily led. Actually, he… Read the full blog post …

A closer look at Mr. Bennet

A closer look at Mr. Bennet

Thinking about Mr. Bennet a lot lately. You can join the conversation on Mrs. Bennet here. I have very mixed feelings about Mr. Bennet. He is described as intelligent and witty in P&P but also indolent. We know he has a silly wife and silly daughters and that he enjoys teasing them and winding them… Read the full blog post …

Let’s talk about Mrs. Bennet

Let’s talk about Mrs. Bennet

Mrs. Bennet is an interesting character. I have always found her annoying but not evil. Crass, vulgar, and even stupid, but not deliberately mean. She is simple-minded and lacking in intelligence. But she is also loyal, determined, and very pretty. Of course this is all my own interpretation. And as most interpretations go, it changes… Read the full blog post …