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Partiality and excusable truth: Jane Austen as a historian

The abject tendency to grovel and fawn on the rich and powerful is, no doubt, one of the most unpleasant traits of human nature. Yet, it may be argued, sycophancy has its uses, and those that practice it, though undignified, often profit from the vanity and folly of their superiors. 1,974 more words

Jane Austen

3 Days 3 Quotes - Day 3

If you saw my post yesterday, you’ll know that I was tagged by Nicole at Sorry I’m Booked to do the 3 Days 3 Quotes tag. 251 more words


Playing the Heroine and Distorting the Abbey - Northanger Abbey and Lady Audley's Secret

Analyse the nature of parody (as exaggeration, imitation, or mockery, for example) as a narrative device in your chosen texts.

Gothic texts have often utilised parody to critique cherished foundational archetypes, twisting noble patriarchs into benevolent tyrants, heroes into anti-heroes and supernatural aids into deceitful harbingers of destruction. 2,003 more words

Uni Stuff

I'm not sure how Jane would feel about all of the Twilight references. CBR8 review 23.

Until a few weeks ago (mentioned in ElCicco’s great review of Eligible), I hadn’t heard of The Austen Project. The gist of the project is to take Jane Austen’s novels, choose current authors, and have them modernize the story. 568 more words

Jane Austen Book Haul

I recently saw one of my favorite films The Jane Austen Book Club and it inspired me to read the novels! I’ve read a couple of her books years ago, so I’m very excited to continue her work. 54 more words

Book Haul

It's MY Northanger Abbey, not yours!

Ever feel such a connection to one of Jane’s books that you’re possessive? Yeah, me too. You see, Northanger Abbey is my favorite and no one will ever love it as much as I do. 710 more words


Northanger Abbey: Catherine's Coming of Age

Essential Question #3: What does it mean to “come of age”? What does it mean to “grow up”?

Out of all the characters in Northanger Abbey… 236 more words