Category Archives: Literary References

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy” Giveaway. Random.org has chosen Kari Slieter, Heidi Robbins, and S. Hines as the winners of an autographed copy Ms. Jeffers‘s Darcy Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes. Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers,… more goodness …

Wearing Pride and Prejudice

Wearing Pride and Prejudice

Last month my post on “Selling Jane Austen” was very well received, and it got me thinking about what other Austen-themed merchandise is available. So, I set about a little experiment. I wondered if it was possible to dress oneself from head to toe in nothing but Austen related clothing. Not surprisingly the answer is… more goodness …

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy + a Giveaway

The Source of Elizabeth Bennet’s Myopic View of Mr. Darcy + a Giveaway

 Fitzwilliam Darcy is a major, and a minor, character in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Although he plays a major role in the story’s outcome, after all, Mr. Darcy is the romantic hero of the piece, he is not in every scene. The story is told from Elizabeth Bennet’s perspective, and Darcy is absent throughout… more goodness …

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

Poesy and Parody: Darcy in Wonderland

My new book, Darcy in Wonderland, comes out tomorrow! Well, the ebook does (paperbacks to follow soon). Next month we’ll have a giveaway and release party, but today I just want to step back and reflect on how much fun I had writing this book! Though the novel is both a Pride and Prejudice sequel… more goodness …

The Death of a Great Author, and a Greater Woman, a Guest Post from Kyra Kramer

The Death of a Great Author, and a Greater Woman, a Guest Post from Kyra Kramer

The Death of a Great Author, and Greater Woman Jane Austen passed away on 18 July 1817, at the age of only 41. She didn’t just deprive the future of English literature by her death; she left behind a devastated and grieving family. Her mother, and her seven beloved siblings, all survived her. Moreover, her… 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 …

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

I find myself often turning to books, when Elizabeth and Darcy are required to converse on something. With such references to books and reading as are already in Pride and Prejudice, I like it as a topic for conversation, and truly, there aren’t that many topics for conversation, when you compare their world to today’s… 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 …

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 …