Author Archives: Alexa Adams

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

My new book, Darcy in Wonderland, comes out tomorrow! Well, the ebook does (paperbacks to follow soon). Next month we’ll have a giveaway and release party, but today I just want to step back and reflect on how much fun I had writing this book! Though the novel is both a Pride and Prejudice sequel… more goodness …

Solace in Austen

Solace in Austen

Did you know that during World War I, Jane Austen’s novels were recommended as an antidote for soldiers coping with shell-shock? And during the Second World War, sales of her works in England tripled? If you are unfamiliar with it, I highly recommended reading Rudyard Kipling’s short story The Janeites, which provides insight into the… more goodness …

Darcy in Wonderland Cover Reveal, Plus Austen and Contractions

Darcy in Wonderland Cover Reveal, Plus Austen and Contractions

My next book, Darcy in Wonderland, will be published this summer – assuming I can focus long enough to get the final draft to my editor! The book is part Pride and Prejudice sequel, set twenty some years after the Darcy’s marriage, and part pure mashup with Alice in Wonderland. I’m super excited because this… more goodness …

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

Old BBC Austen Adaptations

I have long championed the old BBC Austen adaptations, produced in the 70s and 80s. I was so fortunate as to receive the pictured box set several years ago as a Christmas gift, and since I have watched these films time and time again. Now, if you require beautiful cinematography and have no tolerance for… more goodness …

Six Best Austen Quotes

Six Best Austen Quotes

My laptop is on the verge of death and unbearable to use, and I am praying for the new one’s daily arrival. Coping with a distorted screen and often unresponsive keyboard, I attempted to write about the politics behind the empire waisted gown, but the subject proved too complex to pursue amidst the technical complications,… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 52-53

Our penultimate Emma read along! How far we have come. Join us at The Writer’s Block for analysis and discussion of this week’s reading. I thought I’d share two excellent illustrations by C.E. Brock, courtesy of mollands.net. The first is from Chapter Fifty-Two and depicts a befuddled William Larkins, scratching his head at an overheated… more goodness …