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Authorial Voice (some beloved writers complain about the weather)

Part of a writer’s magic is to take something seemingly ordinary and make it interesting. But every author and every story will do this in a slightly different way. 389 more words


Jane Austen Reviews: Sense & Sensibility and Persuasion

Hello…it’s me. I’m back at it with multiple reviews in one post–but don’t worry, it’s just two this time! And good news: I liked them both! 954 more words


Fictional Crushes

Everyone gets attached to characters. Sometimes you identify with them, sometimes you see them as your best friends…other times you have crushes on them. Now I know, they’re not real. 254 more words


Emma, Jane Austen.

Emma, was first published in 1815 and was the final of Austen’s novels to be released within her lifetime. In her early twenties, Emma is unmarried and resides at Hartfield with her kind, hypochondriac of a father. 1,148 more words


Friend, Ogre, or Both: Napoleon's Last Island

Review: Napoleon’s Last Island, by Thomas Keneally
Atria, 2016. 423 pp. $30

This engrossing novel imagines Napoleon’s final years, when the Royal Navy escorts him to St. 797 more words

Reviews And Columns

My Introduction to Mr. Darcy

In 2010, my sister Janet introduced me to Jane Austen by way of the 1995 BBC TV miniseries of Pride and Prejudice. I was immediately captivated by the story. 921 more words

Pride And Prejudice