Author Archives: Regina Jeffers

Announcing the Winners of Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

The Austen Authors are pleased to announce the winners for the Summer Quarterly Giveaway. Congratulations!!!! If your name appears below: (1) contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.  (2) If your prize is an eBook, make certain the email address for the prize delivery is correct.  (3) If your prize is a print book… more goodness …

Gavelkind, Inheritance in Opposition of Primogeniture + Release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Gavelkind, Inheritance in Opposition of Primogeniture + Release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep” + Excerpt + Giveaway

  In the past on Austen Authors, I discussed the 19th Century Entail and the legalities of primogeniture during the Regency period. Today, I am adding the exceptions to the practice of the eldest son inheriting everything. Customs throughout the world vary. Some peoples divide their land and moveable property equally among all the sons,… more goodness …

“Emma” 1995’s Version of Social Class Distinctions

“Emma” 1995’s Version of Social Class Distinctions

Emma 1995 – Columbia/Miramax feature film (120 minutes); Directed by Douglas McGrath; Screenplay by Douglas McGrath; Produced by Patrick Cassavetti and Steven Haft Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow…………………………….Emma Woodhouse Jeremy Northam……………………………..Mr. George Knightley Toni Collette………………………………….Harriet Smith James Cosmo………………………………..Mr. Weston Greta Scaacchi……………………………….Mrs. Weston Alan Cumming………………………………..Mr. Elton Juliet Stevenson………………………………Mrs. Elton Denys Hawthorne…………………………….Mr. Woodhouse Sophie Thompson……………………………Miss Bates Phyllida Law…………………………………..Mrs. Bates… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “With a Little Help from My Friends” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “With a Little Help from My Friends” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “With a Little Help from My Friends” Giveaway. Kelly Leishman will receive an eBook version of Leenie’s latest release, Finally, Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Kelly! Please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.  more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “In His Kiss” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “In His Kiss” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “In His Kiss” Giveaway. LeslieGB will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card from Ms. Dixon in celebration of the release of Impertinent Strangers. Congratulations, Leslie. Please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.   more goodness …

Literary References in Austen’s “Persuasion”

Henry Austen in “A Biographical Notice of the Author,” said of his sister, “Short and easy will be the task of the mere biographer. A life of usefulness, literature, and religion, was not by any means a life of event.” Jane Austen’s last novel lacks the “lightness” of her earlier efforts. Anne Elliot is more unhappy… more goodness …

Anxiety Treatment, or What Would Mrs. Bennet Take for Her Nerves?

Anxiety Treatment, or What Would Mrs. Bennet Take for Her Nerves?

Ever wonder what was available for Jane Austen’s character Mrs. Bennet as treatment for the lady’s “nerves”? According to Culpepper’s Complete Herbal: Consisting of a Comprehensive Description of Nearly All Herbs with Their Medicinal Properties and Directions for Compounding the Medicines Extracted from Them, comfrey, ivy-tree, and wild valerian are recommended for nervous conditions. Comfrey… more goodness …

Announcing the Summer Quarterly Giveaways from Austen Authors

Announcing the Summer Quarterly Giveaways from Austen Authors

Austen Authors is happy to announce the Summer Quarterly Giveaway Prizes. To enter, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! Link to form is on the Austen Authors blog sidebar OR click image below.     First up is Rebecca Jamison, who will present one lucky winner with a print copy of Sense and Sensibility: A… more goodness …

Austen’s “Amorous” Lady Susan and the Release of “Love and Friendship”

Austen’s “Amorous” Lady Susan and the Release of “Love and Friendship”

After Austen’s death, several unpublished works remained. One of those was “Susan,” a short novel that made fun of the convention of Gothic fiction. Originally, it had been sold to Benjamin Crosby & Co. in 1803. Shortly before Jane’s passing, her brother Henry bought back the still unpublished manuscript from Crosby for £10 (the amount advanced… more goodness …