Author Archives: Gianna Thomas

Regency Manners and Fitzwilliam Darcy

Regency Manners and Fitzwilliam Darcy

Manners back in Regency times were very interesting and different from the manners we see today, especially in certain countries. The other day I read where an author/reader commented on Fitzwilliam Darcy’s insult of Elizabeth at the Meryton Assembly. There was one aspect in regard to that comment he made that makes one wonder just… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice Variations – How Special?

Pride and Prejudice Variations – How Special?

About six years ago, I found my first Pride and Prejudice variation. Now I had read Austen’s Pride and Prejudice when in High School, but I enjoyed other books more: science fiction, Agatha Christi’s mysteries, and The Black Stallion series, and other horse books. However, when I found a couple of Abigail Reynolds P&P variations,… more goodness …

Letters to Cassandra #2

Letters to Cassandra #2

I love Jane Austen’s wit, and I feel the places that it shows up best is in her letters to her sister Cassandra. There I think she was less restrained than she might have been in her books. She wrote Cassandra fairly frequently but had no qualms about speaking her mind. In this letter, Jane… more goodness …

Darcy Vs Elizabeth WIP

Darcy Vs Elizabeth WIP

Well, I had planned on publishing Darcy Vs Elizabeth in August but now it’s pushed to October. Family comes first, and my daughter is moving from California to Illinois where the living is much easier on the pocketbook. So we have been involved with accomplishing that instead. I thought with this post, I’d give you a… more goodness …

Pride and Prejudice 2005 – What I liked and What I Didn’t Like

Pride and Prejudice 2005 – What I liked and What I Didn’t Like

I have to admit that I haven’t watched the entirety of the 1995 BBC presentation of Pride and Prejudice and cannot comment on whether I like or don’t like it. For the moment, the 2005 version is my favorite. I’ve also seen snippets of the 1967 black and white and mourn the loss of most… 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 …