Author Archives: Alexa Adams

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 …

Jane Austen’s Errors

Jane Austen’s Errors

Something very reassuring to the author of Jane Austen fan fiction is the knowledge that she made mistakes, too. As I begin reading through my editor’s notes on Being Mrs. Bennet (look for it this July), I’m reminding myself of how many errors appear in Austen’s printed works. This is particularly comforting to those of us… more goodness …

The Treatment of Mental Illness in the Early 19th Century

The Treatment of Mental Illness in the Early 19th Century

There is not a lot of overt madness in Jane Austen (though you do find plenty of eccentricity). Still, for some inexplicable reason, I keep coming back to it in my writing. Well, maybe it’s not so inexplicable. I’ve been fairly obsessed with the subject since my early teen years, compelled by both my own… more goodness …

Why Gretna Green? Marriage Over the Anvil

Why Gretna Green? Marriage Over the Anvil

“I am going to Gretna Green, and if you cannot guess with who, I shall think you a simpleton, for there is but one man in the world I love, and he is an angel.” – Lydia Bennet, Pride and Prejudice My little sister (who you may recall as the illustrator of Darcy in Wonderland) is getting… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Alexa Adams’s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Alexa Adams’s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway

Austen Authors is proud to announce the winners of Alexa Adams‘s “Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present” Giveaway. John Smith will each a special prize package from Ms. Adams that includes an eBook of Alexa‘s latest release, Mr. Darcy’s Christmas Present, a set of five handmade Christmas cards, featuring seasonal quotes from Jane Austen’s novels, plus a collection… more goodness …