Category Archives: Regency

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 …

Announcing the Winners of Corrie Garrett’s “From Highbury with Love” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Corrie Garrett’s “From Highbury with Love” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Corrie Garrett‘s “From Highbury with Love” Giveaway. Rocio Chua, Lisa, and DeeDee Wakabayashi will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Garrett‘s From Highbury with Love. Congratulations. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… more goodness …

Priscilla Mullins, Real-Life Inspiration for the Heroine in “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst” + a Giveaway

Priscilla Mullins, Real-Life Inspiration for the Heroine in “The Courtship of Lord Blackhurst” + a Giveaway

From Mayflower History: BIRTH:  Perhaps around 1602, likely either at Dorking or Guildford, co. Surrey, England, daughter of William Mullins. MARRIAGE:  John Alden, about 1622 or 1623, at Plymouth. CHILDREN: Elizabeth, John, Joseph, Priscilla, Jonathan, Sarah, Ruth, Mary, Rebecca, and David. DEATH:  Sometime between 1651 and 1687 at Duxbury.  By tradition she attended the funeral of Josiah Winslow in 1680,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy Versus Collection” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy Versus Collection” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Darcy Versus Collection” Giveaway. Joy Friday, Chelsea K., and Robin G. will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s Darcy vs Lady Catherine. Congratulations, Ladies. NOTE! Giveaway is international. Amazon American market winners will receive an eBook, and other winners will receive a… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Diverting Distractions” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Diverting Distractions” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “Diverting Distractions” Giveaway.  Cindie Snyder will receive a paperback copy of her choice of Ms. Dixon‘s books. Choose from Only a Heartbeat Away, By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything, and To Refuse Such a Man. Congratulations, Cindie. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “A New Release” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “A New Release” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “A New Release” Giveaway. Lenora and Jane Burke will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Burton‘s Darcy’s Unwanted Bride. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen Authors, all prizes must… more goodness …