Category Archives: Austen Characters

Discovering Eleanor Tilney – Austen Foils Part III

Discovering Eleanor Tilney – Austen Foils Part III

“Northanger Abbey” was the first novel Jane Austen completed in 1803. However, it was not published until after her death in 1817. The main character is Catherine Moreland, a young girl from a small town. From association with her wealthy neighbors the Allen’s, she is invited to Bath to partake in the winter season. There,… more goodness …

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 …

Announcing the Winners of Karen Wasylowski’s “Saints and Sinners” Giveaway

Austen Authors is honored to announce the winners of Karen Wasylowski‘s “Saints and Sinners” Giveaway. Eva Edmonds and Mary Campbell will each receive a print copy of Ms. Wasylowski‘s latest title, Saints and Sinners. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. Special Note: Include a mailing address in your email. [According… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Buy Me a Cup of Coffee” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Buy Me a Cup of Coffee” Giveaway

Austen Authors is excited to announce the winner of P. O. Dixon‘s “Buy Me a Cup of Coffee” Giveaway. Sheilalmajczan will receive an ebook edition of Ms. Dixon’s new boxset: A Darcy and Elizabeth Love Affair.  [Note: Sheila, if you already own the stories included in this boxset, which are A Lasting Love Affair and ‘Tis the Season for Matchmaking,… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Victoria Kincaid’s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveawy

Announcing the Winners of Victoria Kincaid’s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveawy

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Victoria Kincaid‘s “Double Excerpts and Double Audiobooks” Giveaway. Linny B will receive an audiobook of Ms. Kincaid‘s President Darcy, while charlene capodice will receive an audiobook of The Unforgettable Mr. Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize.… more goodness …

“A little sea-bathing would set me up for ever.”

“A little sea-bathing would set me up for ever.”

As you are reading this blog, I am digging my toes in the sand and soaking up the sun in sunny Mexico. I live in Canada and having just gone through a long, snowy winter, I truly appreciate the hot days, the beautiful sun and the gorgeous ocean here in Mexico. There is something so… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (2008)

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (2008)

This adaptation of Sense and Sensibility was screen-written by Andrew Davies and released on the BBC in the UK and under the Masterpiece Classic banner as a PBS series in the United States.  I have owned the DVD for many years, but it had been several years since I watched it prior to preparing for this… more goodness …

Saints and Sinners + Free Giveaway! (Plus information regarding my first book, Darcy and Fitzwilliam, being offered free on most sites)

Saints and Sinners + Free Giveaway! (Plus information regarding my first book, Darcy and Fitzwilliam, being offered free on most sites)

  Hello everyone. My name is Karen Wasylowski, and I am the author of “The Pride and Prejudice Family Saga” series, a continuation of Jane Austen’s remarkable work. I have to say it is wonderful to be back with my Austen Author friends. I began with this group way, way back in 2011 when my… more goodness …

On Handsome – and Not so Handsome – Leading Men in Jane Austen’s Novels

On Handsome – and Not so Handsome – Leading Men in Jane Austen’s Novels

I finally got around watching the 2008 Sense and Sensibility BBC adaptation. It is beautifully shot, with stunning locations, a historically accurate wardrobe and a very competent cast. I wasn’t too fond of the script or direction at times, but I liked the two central characters, Elinor and Marianne. I was particularly pleased to see… more goodness …

Tea and the Tea Caddy

Tea and the Tea Caddy

Despite growing up in the UK, I don’t actually like tea very much. I’ll drink it to be polite (with lots of milk and a couple of spoons of sugar) when the only alternative is coffee, which I despise even more, but give me a hot chocolate or a glass of juice or iced water any day. Still,… more goodness …