Author Archives: Lelia Eye

Christmas in Austen, by Lelia Eye

Christmas in Austen, by Lelia Eye

Happy holidays, folks! Above you can see the adorable reason why it is hard for me to get anything done lately. (Hahah. Well, one of the reasons anyway!) In pondering what to focus on for my December blog post, I naturally gravitated toward Christmas. Once known as “Christ’s Mass,” Christmas has certainly evolved into something… Read the full blog post …

One Good Sonnet, by Lelia Eye

One Good Sonnet, by Lelia Eye

  ” . . . When [Jane] was only fifteen, there was a man at my brother Gardiner’s in town so much in love with her that my sister-in-law was sure he would make her an offer before we came away. But, however, he did not. Perhaps he thought her too young. However, he wrote… Read the full blog post …

(In)Formality of Language, by Lelia Eye

(In)Formality of Language, by Lelia Eye

I think we are all quite aware that Austen’s writing is of a rather formal sort. Based on her writing style and on how people of the upper classes spoke, that means that sometimes, the conversation seems quite stilted to our modern eyes. In Pride and Prejudice, the following conversation between Jane and Elizabeth particularly… Read the full blog post …