Category Archives: Jane Austen

An impressive collection of carriages

An impressive collection of carriages

I’d thought I was done with posts from my travels when I finished up with my house posts, but then I recalled there was one more experience that I should certainly share with readers here: the wonderful Red House Carriage Museum, in Darley Dale (near Matlock). It’s a working carriage museum, where they actually take… more goodness …

Slow Love for Darcy, or Slow Awakening?

Slow Love for Darcy, or Slow Awakening?

John Tierney, a regular commentator on psychological issues for the New York Times, wrote an article discussing the concept of “mate value,” which confirms a long-held notion that people tend to marry others like themselves in terms of looks, wealth, and education. He holds out hope for mismatched couples, however, through a process called “slow love.”… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 46-48

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 46-48

The chapters for this week are filled with revelation, reflection, and regret. At The Writer’s Block we will delve into some of the nitty gritty details of the reading, while using this introductory post to compare and contrast two wildly different film interpretations of the scenes in which Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill’s secret engagement… more goodness …

Regency Christmas with Washington Irving

Regency Christmas with Washington Irving

Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday initiated the official holiday shopping season, and in my neighborhood more than half the houses have their decorations up. Thus, I figured it was time to launch the season here on Austen Authors with a Christmas-themed post. Actually, Barbara Silkstone beat me to it yesterday with the celebratory release of… more goodness …

George Wickham: How Jane Austen Masterfully Uses a Minor Character to Drive the Main Plot of “Pride and Prejudice”

George Wickham: How Jane Austen Masterfully Uses a Minor Character to Drive the Main Plot of “Pride and Prejudice”

How a Minor Character Controls the Story’s Action: Jane Austen’s Use of George Wickham Today, I thought we might take a closer look at George Wickham’s importance to Pride and Prejudice’s plot. For a minor character, with few lines and little description, the action of Pride and Prejudice greatly rests on the scoundrel’s shoulders. What do we… more goodness …

Anachronisms: The Regency Writer’s Enemy?

Anachronism: Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time. I love the word, but I don’t love finding them in a book or a film where anachronisms are not intentionally placed to somehow benefit the story. For example, I adore the movie Moulin Rouge partly because it is full of interesting anachronisms. While… more goodness …