Category Archives: Jane Austen

The Obsession with Money and Society in Jane Austen’s Novels

The Obsession with Money and Society in Jane Austen’s Novels

 Austen’s novels speak loudly with society’s obsession with money and connections. Money and status was obtained through marriage. What we soon come to accept as a reader of Jane Austen’s novels is that her heroines marry for love (and a bit money). It is not ironic that Austen’s heroines marry within their class. It was… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of Georgina Young-Ellis’s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of Georgina Young-Ellis’s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announced the winner of Georgina Young-Ellis‘s “A Happy Christmas” Giveaway. Cindie Snyder will receive an eBook of copy of Ms. Young-Ellis‘s Pemberley Park: The Twelve Days of Christmas. Cindie, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at jeffersregina@gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations! [Note! According to Austen Authors’ posted giveaway rules,… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Birthday, Season of Giving, and Chawton House Library

Jane Austen’s Birthday, Season of Giving, and Chawton House Library

  We’re coming to the end of the year commemorating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, but I prefer to celebrate the great author’s birth. While the month of July marked her death, the month of December (specifically the 16th) marks her 242nd birthday. This celebration falls in the middle of the Christmas season,… more goodness …

Was YOUR Christmas a MERRY One? Tell us all about it!

Was YOUR Christmas a MERRY One? Tell us all about it!

Let us keep the spirit of Christmas alive for another day, or perhaps even more! The tree no longer has wrapped presents underneath and is undoubtedly dry as a bone, but I presume it and the holiday decorations remain in place, serving as visual reminders of the holiday joy and family celebrations so recently passed.… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “Four and Twenty and Counting” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of P. O. Dixon’s “Four and Twenty and Counting” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of P. O. Dixon‘s “Four and Twenty and Counting” Giveaway. The winners will receive an audiobook edition of Ms. Dixon‘s By Reason, by Reflection, by Everything. Two prizes were available for Audible US and Audible UK listeners only. The winner of the Audible US prize is Charlotte Knavel,… more goodness …

The Hidden Key

The Hidden Key

It was difficult to write about the public entertainments of Bath and other spa and seaside resorts in my last post without delving into architecture, because so much of public entertainments are about public spaces. I think that’s one of the things that fascinates me about architecture – it’s really where art and life intersect.… more goodness …

A Happy Christmas Excerpt and Giveaway!

Christmas is almost upon us! I’m sure many readers and authors here on Austen Authors celebrate the holiday, while others have different celebrations and traditions. No matter what festivities we enjoy, the holiday season is usually full of family. Sometimes that’s great; sometimes not so much. In my holiday JAFF, Pemberley Park – The Twelve Days… more goodness …