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Jane Austen by the Sea

The 2017 Regency Season includes the Constable exhibition at the museum and a new display at the Royal Pavilion from June 2017, exploring Jane Austen’s relationship with coastal towns, and life in Brighton during her time, to mark the bicentenary of her death.  515 more words

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Like Northanger Abbey, I read Emma in high school. And like Northanger Abbey, I’m so happy I decided to reread Emma because I’m definitely better able to pick up on the satire! 48 more words

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Why Can't I Live in a Jane Austen Novel? 

Is there ever going to be a day where I’ll want to stop living in a fictional world? There are many worlds I would love to live in. 241 more words

Letter missing & a digression.

According to Jane Austen’s Letters fourth edition, collected and edited by Deirdre LeFaye — there is a letter dated either Tuesday 12, or Wednesday 13, January 1796 — missing from her correspondence.   240 more words

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Blithe Spirits is rebooting…as a podcast.

On July 3rd, I’ll begin a new version of this site…with similar goals. If the old site was about connecting Romanticism to now, then the new site is even better. 179 more words

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Jane Austen's Caution to Female Patients

I’m reading Northanger Abbey. It is a spoof of gothic novels of Jane Austen’s time, so I suspect I’m missing a lot of the humor. To understand it better, I’ve downloaded — free — some of the novels read by Northanger Abbey’s heroine, Catherine Morland. 573 more words