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My Prejudice against Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

Dear all Classics haters,

Please reconsider this book, not for my sake, but for your’s. Your lack of appreciation of long-dead authors is rather alarming. It indicates the presence of a certain boorishness, perhaps a clue to point out your Viking ancestry, full of block-headed advances on peaceful villages that would much rather stay the way they were. 374 more words

Book Review

It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged That Jane Austen Is Chick Crack

Time for another Fictional Woman True Confession™: At least twice a year I reread the Holy Trinity: Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility… 2,131 more words


Victorian Summer: A Reading List

In the past couple of weeks I have read a lot of Victorian era poetry and I’m loving me that Matthew Arnold.  Being surrounded by this Victorian literature however, has reminded me of some of the great books I have on my shelf and haven’t read yet, so I am sharing with you, my Victorian literature summer reading list. 365 more words


Pride and Prejudice

It’s 2 am and I have exhausted every bonus feature of the dvd version of Pride and Prejudice. I lost count with the number of times I watched this film.This is the kind of period drama where the main characters aren’t that touchy-feely nor were they passion driven rabbits ready to mate any time. 340 more words


Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome: A Plot Point

My upcoming release, The Prosecution of Mr. Darcy’s Cousin: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery, uses Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as part of the plot line, but as my book is set in the Regency period (1811-1820) in England, when no such distinction was made for the disease, it was important to treat the disorder’s presence in the main character’s life with a large dose of research. 925 more words

British History

Pride and Prejudice is 20: Here's 10 reasons why mortal men will never match up to Colin Firth's Mr Darcy

Pride and Prejudice is 20 years old.

Yes, everyone’s favourite author from the 1990s, Jane Austen, penned her modern classic novel two decades ago, inspiring Helen Fielding to write her 1996 bestseller, Bridget Jones’s Diary, a year later. 690 more words


Permettez-Moi De Vous Parler Un Instant

This poem was inspired by one of my favorite authors Jane Austen.

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” -Jane Austen… 166 more words