Read Along Wednesday–Emma 13-15

Read Along Wednesday–Emma 13-15

Come join us for a little bit of Christmas in August. That’s right, we’re going to discuss the scene where Mr. Elton “makes violent love” to Emma in a carriage! The outrage! It’s such a hilarious scene, and we’re talking about it today on the Writer’s Block, along with the party at the Westons’ where… more goodness …

Gavelkind, Inheritance in Opposition of Primogeniture + Release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep” + Excerpt + Giveaway

Gavelkind, Inheritance in Opposition of Primogeniture + Release of “Angel Comes to the Devil’s Keep” + Excerpt + Giveaway

  In the past on Austen Authors, I discussed the 19th Century Entail and the legalities of primogeniture during the Regency period. Today, I am adding the exceptions to the practice of the eldest son inheriting everything. Customs throughout the world vary. Some peoples divide their land and moveable property equally among all the sons,… more goodness …

August Austen On Dit

August Austen On Dit

  Wow! July and the first half of August have already flown by! Can you believe it? My family is finallly getting to the beach this weekend! Just before school starts. What have you done this summer (or winter for our southern hemisphere readers!) Jane Austen Fan Fiction Releases Austen Author New Releases Author name,… more goodness …

Quiz: Are you an Emma?

Quiz: Are you an Emma?

I remain in high Emma mode thanks to our current read along, and today I’d like to share with you a quiz I’ve created inspired by our ongoing conversation at The Writers’ Block. It is an old game amongst Janeites to identify one particular heroine who most mirrors ourselves, and I had the somewhat troubling realization many,… more goodness …

“Emma” 1995’s Version of Social Class Distinctions

“Emma” 1995’s Version of Social Class Distinctions

Emma 1995 – Columbia/Miramax feature film (120 minutes); Directed by Douglas McGrath; Screenplay by Douglas McGrath; Produced by Patrick Cassavetti and Steven Haft Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow…………………………….Emma Woodhouse Jeremy Northam……………………………..Mr. George Knightley Toni Collette………………………………….Harriet Smith James Cosmo………………………………..Mr. Weston Greta Scaacchi……………………………….Mrs. Weston Alan Cumming………………………………..Mr. Elton Juliet Stevenson………………………………Mrs. Elton Denys Hawthorne…………………………….Mr. Woodhouse Sophie Thompson……………………………Miss Bates Phyllida Law…………………………………..Mrs. Bates… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “With a Little Help from My Friends” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Leenie Brown’s “With a Little Help from My Friends” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce the winner of Leenie Brown‘s “With a Little Help from My Friends” Giveaway. Kelly Leishman will receive an eBook version of Leenie’s latest release, Finally, Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Kelly! Please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize.  more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma 11-12

Read Along Wednesday: Emma 11-12

Here we are in the middle of summer, but Christmas is coming at Hartfield, and the family gathers to celebrate it together. Emma’s sister Isabella – Mrs John Knightley – is finally making the long-awaited visit, along with her growing brood and her (rather brooding) husband, whom Emma is not that fond of. Not because… more goodness …