Category Archives: History

Engaging Stories About Miss Austen and Her Beaus

Engaging Stories About Miss Austen and Her Beaus

How many times was Jane Austen engaged—or married (!)? Thoughts about her short life—and her emotional life, whatever it may have been—bubble up in this year of 2017, the 200th anniversary of her death. Officially, Austen was engaged once, for less than a day, to a young, callow Harris Bigg-Wither, in 1802. Because the engagement… more goodness …

Restored Edition of Pride and Prejudice, and Derbyshire Spar

Restored Edition of Pride and Prejudice, and Derbyshire Spar

The restored edition of Pride and Prejudice is available! You can get a copy of Pride and Prejudice: A Novel. In Three Volumes. (Annotated and Restored to 1813 Egerton First Edition) at , Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and hopefully soon Feedbooks. You may notice that it’s free everywhere except Amazon, and this is because Amazon does… more goodness …

A Conversation Between Me and My Jane Austen Action Figure

A Conversation Between Me and My Jane Austen Action Figure

There she sits, on my bookcase, strategically placed in front of my Oxford Illustrated Jane Austen collection. She stands, sealed in her plastic box, day after day, one arm slightly raised, her plastic pen and book neatly stored in their plastic niches in the plastic packaging. Sometimes I notice her, sometimes I forget to. Two… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (2005)

Top 10 Goofs in Pride and Prejudice (2005)

My post on June 5 was on the Top 10 Goofs in the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice. It was fun to see how many of these were well known to you and which ones were more obscure. I committed in the comments thread on that post to give the same treatment to the… more goodness …

Austen and the Cathedral: Was Interment a Signal Honor?

Austen and the Cathedral: Was Interment a Signal Honor?

July 18, 2017, marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. At that date, the official commemoration begins. Tributes will flow through any number of activities, readings, evensongs, and events, leading to July 24, the date of her funeral. In the UK, public benches are being dedicated to Austen, and the “Rain Jane”… more goodness …

Let’s Hop in the TARDIS + My Special Project

Let’s Hop in the TARDIS + My Special Project

This was meant to be entirely another post, but I got inspired, and so long as I manage to do as promised on social media, and clue you all in as to what my special project is by the end, I’ll have accomplished what I needed to! I like to counterbalance my love of the… more goodness …