Category Archives: Jane Austen

Love Letters

Love Letters

Hello all, Over the last several months I have been watching a Turkish TV series. Yes, I am actually watching a daily show in a completely foreign language. Why? Because love is a universal language and a good love story, in any language or culture, is relatable and enjoyable to watch. You know how I… more goodness …

Song of Pemberley – WIP

Song of Pemberley – WIP

So far, I’ve published two books this year: Darcy Vs Wickham and The Darcy Vs Collection. If I can spring the muse…and possibly the extra time, I should publish two more variations by December. Or one might turn out to be The Four Lords’ Reunion. Depends on what my muse demands. At the moment, I’m… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Something Old, Something New, and Something Else” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Something Old, Something New, and Something Else” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “Something Old, Something New, and Something Else” Giveaway.  JanisB will receive a journal from The Peacock Series Design from Ms. Dixon. Congratulations, Janis. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. Be certain to include your mailing address in… more goodness …

Was Elizabeth Bennet a bluestocking?

Was Elizabeth Bennet a bluestocking?

In reviewing Pride & Prejudice, one thing stands out to me. Why wasn’t Elizabeth Bennet referred to, or thought of, as a bluestocking? She was, after all, an educated woman, although her education was a result of her own thirst for knowledge, and not because of any schooling, which would have been, in accordance with… more goodness …

The Slit in Lydia’s Gown

The Slit in Lydia’s Gown

While watching a video clip from The Devil Wears Prada the other day, I was struck with how powerfully the clothing of the characters provides visual insights into both the nature of the people and the internal arc of the protagonist, Andy. Having studied so many Austen adaptations over the past few years, I began… more goodness …

Of Property Ownership and Inheritance

Of Property Ownership and Inheritance

This month I wanted to discuss a few things relating to property ownership and all that entails (pun intended—sort of . . .) The ownership of property was a large part of what made a Regency man a gentleman. The second aspect of attaining gentleman status was having tenants who farmed the land in the… more goodness …

The Mechanical Turk, or the Chess-Playing Machine that Beat Napoleon 

The Mechanical Turk, or the Chess-Playing Machine that Beat Napoleon 

It was the year 1809. The Napoleonic Wars were in full swing, but the French general had other interests besides fighting the British over Spain and Portugal.  Around the time Jane Austen and her mother and sister moved to Chawton and took possession of their new home, courtesy of Jane’s brother Edward, Napoleon arrived in… more goodness …