Category Archives: Austen Characters

“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

“What are men to rocks and mountains?”

Whenever I go to the Lake District, I can’t help wondering what Elizabeth and her aunt and uncle would have seen if they carried on with their original plan, instead of shortening the trip and going no further north than Derbyshire. Of course, it doesn’t bear thinking that Elizabeth should have missed that fateful chance… more goodness …

Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “The Words Which Laid the Foundation” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the names of two more winners on our blog! From P.O. Dixon‘s “The Words Which Laid the Foundation” post, jeissman and Linda A. will receive a copy of Dixon’s To Refuse Such a Man. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. In the message, please… more goodness …

Winners of Barbara Silkstone’s “Jane Austen and Monty Python” Giveaway

Congratulations go out to coleen561, gerrymccullough, and Caryl Kane, winners of an eBook copy of Barbara Silkstone‘s latest release, Mister Darcy’s Honeymoon. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. In your message, please indicate to which email address the prize notice should be delivered  more goodness …

Winners of Rose Fairbanks’ “Stranger Danger” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce that Tresha and Laura McDaniel will receive an eBook copy of Rose Fairbanks’ A Sense of Obligation as part of Rose’s “Stranger Danger” giveaway. To claim your prize, Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com. In your response, indicate to which email address the prize notice should be delivered. Congratulations!! more goodness …

Stranger Danger in Austen + Giveaway

Stranger Danger in Austen + Giveaway

  I’m still mulling over title suggestions from my last post, but my computer has returned nicely refurbished and I’ve been busy with editing my next release, A Sense of Obligation! While considering which excerpt to choose for this post, I was struck with the idea of how often the stranger is the villain in… more goodness …

Clueless is 20 Years Old.  I’m Totally Buggin’ !!

Clueless is 20 Years Old. I’m Totally Buggin’ !!

Twenty years ago writer-director Amy Heckerling began developing a story that would focus on the popular kids at a California high school. Above all, Heckerling’s desire was to have a central female character who was relentlessly optimistic. I remember reading Emma, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Those characters: what I gravitated to was how positive they… more goodness …

A Look at the Film Adaptation of “Mansfield Park, 1999”

Okay, I’m back. Our lovely Alexa Adams is moving to Switzerland, and so I’m taking her place on the blog, for her furniture is packed and on the move.  Today, I would like to repeat a recent analysis I did on the film adaptation of “Mansfield Park,” specifically the Miramax production from 1999.  BBC/Miramax film… more goodness …

A Regency Dinner

A Regency Dinner

In Jane Austen’s novels, as well as in countless variations, a great deal happens at the dinner table, when our favourite characters are brought together to exchange so much more than casual pleasantries over elaborate meals. Mr. Collins comes along, to impress his relations with his excellent patronage, or Mr. Hurst, to guzzle his ragout… more goodness …

The Role of Elinor Dashwood in Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility”

Austen began writing Elinor and Marianne as an epistolary novel in 1795. It was published as Sense and Sensibility in 1811. The novel set the tone for many of Austen’s titles: defiance of the social and economic barriers to marriage and the desire of women to marry for love. In the novel, Elinor and Marianne… more goodness …

So Darcy Thinks He Can Dance: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

So Darcy Thinks He Can Dance: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a man who refuses to dance must lack a suitable partner. This could have indeed been the case with Mr. Darcy. Ever since he started toddling on his little legs, his parents had schooled him in dance techniques. By the time he was ten, he could jig as exuberantly as Michael… more goodness …