Ruminations on and a story of Sense and Sensibility

Ruminations on and a story of Sense and Sensibility

It’s so tempting to interpret Sense & Sensibility through the lense of its title, even more so than Pride & Prejudice. Yes, Elizabeth is prejudice and Darcy is proud, but there is some muddling of the lines, whereas Elinor is all sense and Marianne is total sensibility. Furthermore, Austen’s exploration of this polarity fits so… more goodness …

Seeing Fanny Price Through Modern Eyes

Seeing Fanny Price Through Modern Eyes

Until this week, I had seen all of the major film adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels—the theater releases, the BBC series, etc.—except one. I have now completed the sweep by finally watching Patricia Rozema’s 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I missed the movie when it came out. After reading a few reviews and coming across… more goodness …

Mrs. Bennet and Her Nerves

Mrs. Bennet and Her Nerves

When I thought about Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, I realized it could have been named Flaws and Fripperies or Ignorance and Indolence almost as well as Pride and Prejudice. All the characters were shown to have major flaws: Elizabeth her pride/prejudice, Mr. Darcy his prejudice/pride, Mr. Bennet his indolence, Lydia and Kitty too involved… more goodness …

Bronwen Chisholm’s Debut Post: An Introduction

Bronwen Chisholm’s Debut Post: An Introduction

Hello, Hello, Hello! I cannot express how tickled I am to be making my debut on Austen Authors. Following the example of my fellow new authors to the site, I will take this first blog to introduce myself and my love of everything Austen. Although I grew up surrounded by books, I somehow avoided Jane… more goodness …

Writing a Series

Writing a Series

I’ve realized it’s been more than a year since my last novel release, although not for lack of work. The third book in my Constant Love series is currently clocking in well over 200,000 words, so with 50,000 generally considered the threshold for a novel, that means I’ve been working on four novels at once!… more goodness …