Category Archives: Austen Characters

People of Colour in the Time of Austen

People of Colour in the Time of Austen

Last week, Twitter blew up rather when some more casting for the Bridgerton series was announced and – shock, horror! – not all of the actors were white. For those of you who don’t know about the Bridgerton series, it’s a TV series based on the Bridgerton novels by Julia Quinn. Produced by Shonda Rhimes,… more goodness …

Character in The Wardrobe

Character in The Wardrobe

The Pilgrim: Lydia Bennet and a Soldier’s Portion reflects much of my own (and that of dozens of far greater minds than mine) philosophy gleaned from a lifetime of both… Pleasure and Pain are important parts of life and must be understood in reference to each other. No life is unremittingly happy. And, as the… more goodness …

Another Look at ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Another Look at ‘Pride and Prejudice’

I’ve seen most of the television and movie productions of Pride and Prejudice. I’ve enjoyed almost all of them. Like most people, my favorite is probably the 1995 television production with Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Darcy. The reason has as much to do with the length—it is a six-hour miniseries—as… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Means of Uniting Them” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “The Means of Uniting Them” Giveaway

      Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “The Mens of Uniting Them” Giveaway. Carol Perrin will receive a $5 Amazon gift card, thanks to Ms. Dixon. [Because the gift card will be sent directly from Amazon.com, the winner must be able to redeem the gift card on… more goodness …

Did Jane Austen Write Romance Novels?

Did Jane Austen Write Romance Novels?

Happy 4th of July to our United States readers! We realize July 4th is not a holiday everywhere. In fact, it’s not a holiday most places. A lot of us can agree, though (if we don’t have traumatized kitties and puppies!), that 4th of July firework displays are something amazing to see, and that it’s… more goodness …

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1971)

Top 10 Goofs in Sense and Sensibility (1971)

This is the final goofs post for the Sense and Sensibility series with the trivia challenge for this version in four weeks. I considered covering a modern adaptation, Scents and Sensibility, but ruled it out after watching it. In my opinion, that film was one big goof, starting with the title itself, which has no… more goodness …

Georgiana’s Story – Episode Three

Georgiana’s Story – Episode Three

Episode One Episode Two Elizabeth Hears a Suspicious Moan Five blocks away and two hours later the rehearsals at Pemberley House were beginning to wind down.   Lizzy could not help but notice during those mind-numbing hours the glow emanating from her young sister-in-law whenever handsome Lieutenant Ashcroft took her hand to lead her through her… more goodness …

 The Confidence Connection: Austen’s Fathers and Daughters

 The Confidence Connection: Austen’s Fathers and Daughters

I’ve always heard that a father’s relationship with his daughter is vital to her self-esteem and confidence.  Dr. JoAnn Deak, PhD, who has researched the father-daughter relationship, notes that “A few words from a father can have the same impact as 1,000 words from a mother . . . there is clear evidence that in… more goodness …

Loving Mr. Bennet

Loving Mr. Bennet

I’ve always liked Mr. Bennet as a character in Pride and Prejudice. He’s sarcastic and funny, he provides several priceless moments, and is Elizabeth’s true supporter, sometimes in direct confrontation with his wife. I am well aware that in looking after her daughters’ needs (i.e. wishing to see them married) Mrs. Bennet feels like she… more goodness …

Birth Order in Jane Austen’s Families

Birth Order in Jane Austen’s Families

Birth order has an impact on your personality and behaviour, according to many psychologists. Some of the stereotypes related to sibling birth order have primarily been confirmed by scientific studies, but at Jane Austen’s time, such observations would have remained anecdotal only. Whether you trust said studies or not, it is worth checking out what… more goodness …