Announcing the Winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “A Chat with Austen’s Mothers” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce that as the winner of Rose Fairbanks’s “A Chat with Austen’s Mothers Giveaway” that Susan Schneider will receive a winner’s choice print copy of any of Rose Fairbanks’s novels. Susan, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. In the email, include a mailing address for the prize… more goodness …

Rewriting Northanger Abbey

Rewriting Northanger Abbey

Catherine Morland is a character like few others. First, she is the reaction of Jane Austen. That alone makes her special. However, she is also the first protagonist of the Jane Austen classics. Let’s face it. If you are reading this, you are a romantic. And if you are a romantic, you love the idea… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Lady Susan Letters 15 – 18

Read Along Wednesday: Lady Susan Letters 15 – 18

Welcome to Read Along Wednesday! I hope you enjoyed last week’s installment, and especially the letters exchanged between father and son. What an admirable patriarch Sir Reginald de Courcy is! Firm but fair, decisive but kind. And what a fine specimen of self-deception we found in his son’s letter, where he attempted to persuade his… more goodness …

Austen’s “Amorous” Lady Susan and the Release of “Love and Friendship”

Austen’s “Amorous” Lady Susan and the Release of “Love and Friendship”

After Austen’s death, several unpublished works remained. One of those was “Susan,” a short novel that made fun of the convention of Gothic fiction. Originally, it had been sold to Benjamin Crosby & Co. in 1803. Shortly before Jane’s passing, her brother Henry bought back the still unpublished manuscript from Crosby for £10 (the amount advanced… more goodness …