Persuasion 2022- Travesty or Treasure? by Amanda Kai

Persuasion 2022- Travesty or Treasure? by Amanda Kai

A review of the newest adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved tale. Warning, this post contains spoilers of the 2022 movie “Persuasion”.    This month, Netflix’s new feature film of Persuasion starring Dakota Johnson and Cosmo Jarvis has hit center stage, causing waves across the Jane Austen fan community. Audiences are divided over whether this version,… Read the full blog post …

All the Fervor of a First Love, by P. O. Dixon

All the Fervor of a First Love, by P. O. Dixon

Imagine Fitzwilliam Darcy as a young man who has yet to inherit Pemberley. Both of his parents are alive. He meets Miss Elizabeth Bennet in London—her circumstances in life severely reduced owing to her father’s passing. While spending time with Elizabeth, Darcy’s initial objections to the inferiority of her connections fade and she becomes his… Read the full blog post …

Episode II of Austen’s Mysterious Death: Sleuth Kirstin Analyzes Every Clue.  Except the Ones that are Confusing.  Or Hard to Find.  Or that Just Don’t Really Interest Her. by Kirstin Odegaard

Episode II of Austen’s Mysterious Death: Sleuth Kirstin Analyzes Every Clue. Except the Ones that are Confusing. Or Hard to Find. Or that Just Don’t Really Interest Her. by Kirstin Odegaard

Last month, I wrote about two theories on how Austen died: tuberculosis and Addison’s disease, but neither seemed to fit all of our clues.  Click here if you’d like to revisit that post. Before we dive back in, let’s revisit Austen’s symptoms, gleaned from the letters that Cassandra didn’t destroy.  Here they are again: -Pain… Read the full blog post …