Category Archives: Austen Characters

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

French Revolution Émigrés in England, a guest blog from Lona Manning

It is our delight to welcome Lona Manning, author of A Contrary Wind, a variation on Mansfield Park. Lona’s extensive research on the French Revolution is for our benefit today. Please welcome Lona to Austen Authors!   French Revolution Émigrés in England by Lona Manning   Thank you for this opportunity to guest post on… 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 …

Brotherly Love?

Brotherly Love?

In my last blog, I wrote about the general but oft ignored belief that cousins should not marry. Cousin marriage was fashionable in Jane Austen’s time among the wealthy, but it happened more than once in Jane’s immediate family. Her brother Henry (above, by headline) married their cousin Eliza, and the son of brother Frank married the daughter… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Zoe Burton’s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Zoe Burton‘s “News, a New Book, and Another Giveaway” Giveaway. Danielle C and Sandra McComb are the lucky winners of an eBook of Darcy’s Wife Search, Ms. Burton‘s latest book. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [All prizes must… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (1995)

The dictionary definition of “goof” includes multiple meanings, so I’ll start by clarifying that today’s list is not a compilation of “foolish or stupid persons” although that would be a ridiculously fun post to compose with such fodder as Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet, and Lydia to claim the top 3 spots. Ah, but I digress.… more goodness …

Announcing Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Announcing Austen Authors’ Summer Quarterly Giveaway

Welcome to Austen Authors’ Summer Giveaway. Check out the wonderful prizes!!! Again, our authors are being quite generous. Although we welcome your comments below, to enter the giveaway, you MUST use the Rafflecopter form! The link can be found on the blog’s HOME page or by clicking HERE. Giveaway will end at midnight, EDST on August 20,… more goodness …

When in “Pride and Prejudice” Does Darcy Accept the Fact He Loves Elizabeth Bennet?

When in “Pride and Prejudice” Does Darcy Accept the Fact He Loves Elizabeth Bennet?

 When Fitzwilliam Darcy first encounters Elizabeth Bennet at the Meryton assembly, he tells Bingley, “At such an assembly as this, it [dancing] would be insupportable? Your sisters are engaged, and there is not another woman in the room whom it would not be a punishment to me to stand up with.” To which Bingley argues… more goodness …

What Would Mary Bennet Do? a Guest Post from Nancy Lawrence

What Would Mary Bennet Do? a Guest Post from Nancy Lawrence

What would Mary Bennet do? From the title of this post, you may be able to guess the identity of one of my favorite characters in Pride and Prejudice. Mary Bennet may not get as much page-time as her sisters, and she doesn’t make any great contribution to the novel’s plot, but I like her.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Why Do We Read and Write ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Variations?” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Why Do We Read and Write ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Variations?” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Why Do We Read and Write ‘Pride and Prejudice’  Variations?” Giveaway. Tamara Nicole Canty and Krystyna will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s latest release, Darcy vs. Bingley. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. (All… more goodness …