Category Archives: Jane Austen

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

Should Not Elizabeth Bennet Despise George Wickham?

By Regina Jeffers Recently, I was writing a scene for an upcoming Austen release, and in it, I attempted to explain Elizabeth Bennet’s lack of “hatred” for George Wickham. Even after having read “Pride and Prejudice” well over 50 times during my lifetime, I found myself sadly lacking in this endeavour for I held no…more goodness …

Austen Does Bollywood

Austen Does Bollywood

    Jane Austen does not much speak of India, which she called the East Indies. In her books it is a faraway place where military men were stationed and desirable fabrics and shawls were obtained. Marianne Dashwood provides the only, rather glib description of the country: ” … the climate is hot, and the mosquitos…more goodness …

Letters from England

Letters from England

In 1807, Longman’s published a work presented as a traveller’s description of England, in the form of letters from a Spanish visitor, Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella, written to his mentor and confessor. Yet this person never existed. The letters were in fact written by an Englishman, Robert Southey, he of the later fame of Lake…more goodness …

Endings Become Beginnings

Endings Become Beginnings

I love all things Pride and Prejudice, which makes me an ardent Jane Austen fan. Still, I have a way to go before I can be considered a Janeite, in the truest sense of the word. Of all the Austen novels, I have only read Pride and Prejudice from cover to cover and listened to…more goodness …

Winners of the Jennifer Petkus Giveaway

Winners of the Jennifer Petkus Giveaway

We are pleased to announce the winners from Jennifer Petkus’ Giveaway.  Chatty1082 will receive an autographed copy of Jane Actually, while celticjaneite will receive an autographed copy of My Particular Friend.                To claim your prize, please send Regina Jeffers (jeffersregina@gmail.com) an email. Include your name and mailing address…more goodness …