Category Archives: Austen Characters

Influential Widows and Matriarchs in Jane Austen

Influential Widows and Matriarchs in Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s novels are brimming with formidable and highly opinionated ladies. At a time when the female ideal was passive and even-tempered, she never shied away from creating characters that were quite the opposite. Today, we will look at some of the older women in her novels, how the author portrays them, and who amongst the… more goodness …

What’s In A Name? Austen’s Unknown Characters and What JAFF Authors Call Them – Part 1

What’s In A Name? Austen’s Unknown Characters and What JAFF Authors Call Them – Part 1

Jane Austen is celebrated as one of the greatest authors of all time — I don’t know anyone who would question that sentiment. But did you know that even iconic authors can make mistakes?   Okay, maybe not actual mistakes, but choices that are considered mistakes by readers — like Colonel Brandon marrying the “wrong” Dashwood… more goodness …

Agriculture and other business

Agriculture and other business

I was tempted to post another excerpt from The Attack, but decided I’d rather explore the agricultural landscape in existence during the P&P time frame. I’ve been busy outlining plots for future stories, and the subject will feature rather prominently in one of them. It seems to be a common assumption that Mr. Bennet was… more goodness …

Greetings Our Newest Author, Christine Combe

Greetings Our Newest Author, Christine Combe

Hello! It’s me, Christine Combe, and I am a new member here at Austen Authors. I’m really honored to have been asked to join this amazing group of writers who love Austenesque literature. A little bit about me… Christine Combe is not my real name, but a pseudonym. I created it with the intention of… more goodness …

The Importance of Brothers in Jane Austen’s Plots

The Importance of Brothers in Jane Austen’s Plots

In James Fordyce’s Sermons to Young Women (1766), Fordyce says, “The world, I know not how, overlooks in our sex a thousand irregularities, which it never forgives in yours; so that the honour and peace of a family are, in this view, much more dependant on the conduct of daughters than of sons; and one… more goodness …

Women and Music in the Early 19th Century

Women and Music in the Early 19th Century

As is typical, I approached my blogging day with no idea what topic to discuss. Then I read Riana Everly’s excellent blog on Classical music and Beethoven from a few days ago. If you missed it, scroll down a bit on the Home page, or click this link: Historical Tidbits: A Heroic Symphony. Now, I… more goodness …