Category Archives: Austen Characters

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

I Won’t Dance, Don’t Ask Me ~ Using “Dance” as a Plot Device in Jane Austen’s Novels

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” (Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 3) During Austen’s time, young people looked for a potential mate at dances. Austen, herself, enjoyed a good dance, and, therefore, she often used dance as part of her plot line. In a 1798 letter to her sister Cassandra,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford’s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Renata McMann and Summer Hanford‘s “Two New(ish) Announcements” Giveaway. Chelsea, Ginna, Luisa1111, and Karen O’Callaghan will each receive her choice of either an eBook copy of Ms. McMann and Ms. Hanford‘s Their Secret Love (OR) an eBook copy of A Dollop of Pride and a Dash of… more goodness …

Who Said It? Gents of Austen Crossword and FREE BOOKS!

Who Said It? Gents of Austen Crossword and FREE BOOKS!

Happy vernal equinox, everybody! It’s officially spring. The seasons plow onward even as we humans grind to a halt, reminding us that life moves forward, and that this moment will soon be behind us. But I have to admit, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to be “soon.” My daughter is out of school until… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Allie Cresswell’s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Allie Cresswell’s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is thrilled to announce the winner of Allie Cresswell‘s “Austenesque in Many Ways—Except the Frame” Giveaway. Sallianne Hines will receive an eBook copy of Ms. Cresswell‘s The Hoarder’s Widow. Congratulations, Sallianne. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules on Austen… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “What Happens at Pemberley” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “What Happens at Pemberley” Giveaway

          Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “What Happens at Pemberley” Giveaway. Billie JEAN stillman will receive her choice of an eBook copy of any of Ms. Dixon’s book titles. Congratulations, Billie. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. Indicate… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy Vs Elizabeth” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Gianna Thomas’s “Darcy Vs Elizabeth” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is honored to announce the winners of Gianna Thomas‘s “Darcy Vs Elizabeth” Giveaway. Linda A., Lily Bernard, and Marie H. will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Thomas‘s Darcy Vs Elizabeth. Congratulations, Ladies. [Note! A gift card will be substituted for those countries where an eBook edition from Amazon is not… more goodness …

Mansfield Park (1999) Trivia Challenge

Mansfield Park (1999) Trivia Challenge

It has been twenty-one years since Patricia Rozema’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park hit the big screen. Well, sort of. Her statement on the film was that it is “not a Jane Austen film. It’s a Patricia Rozema film.” In framing it this way, she believed that the plot of Mansfield Park could be… more goodness …

The Many Visions of Jane Austen’s Emma

The Many Visions of Jane Austen’s Emma

SPOILER ALERT: I don’t wish to spoil anyone’s enjoyment of the latest film version of Emma but I discuss it in some detail below, so if you haven’t seen it yet but plan to watch it, please look away now! We have been eagerly awaiting it since the last trailer made it to YouTube. Emma.,… more goodness …