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Miss Austen Laughs

One of the things I love most about Jane Austen novels, besides just the romance and the world it takes place in, is just how funny she is. 472 more words


Jane Austen's Rascals: Ranked

Earlier this month, I shared my ranking of Jane Austen’s heroes—a tough task, since they’re all pretty wonderful. If you really think about it, though, part of the appeal of the Darcys and the Wentworths of the world is that we can wipe our brows at the end of the day and think, “Thank God our girl didn’t end up with {insert your Austen cad of choice}.” Jane Austen knew how to write a bad boy, and her books would definitely not be the same without the devilish Wickhams or the too-charming Henry Crawfords—so shouldn’t they get a little love too? 938 more words


Isabella Thorpe, the original frenemy

I struggled to find an all-encompassing term by which to describe Isabella Thorpe. She’s annoying, condescending, duplicitous, rude, vain and incapable of living without the admiration of men. 680 more words

Jane Austen

For the love of Austen!

This artical originated January 11,2014, on my other blog Kittens with Mittens.

I soon realized that I needed a Literary blog too, so Totally Austentatious was born. 912 more words

Jane Austen

Upcoming: 'Northanger Abbey' At The Treehouse

I’ve had the good fortune of being cast in a staged reading of Lynn Marie Macy’s adaptation of Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen’s first novel/a very funny portrait of 18th-century British society, under the direction of the wonderful Emily Delbridge. 44 more words


Northanger Abbey -- Jane Austen

At the age of seventeen, Catherine Morland is young, naive, and ready for adventure. She accepts an invitation by family friends to accompany them to Bath for a holiday. 168 more words

British Literature

Finding A Kindred Spirit In "Northanger Abbey" by Jane Austen

Jane Austen is without a doubt one of my favorite authoresses. With a writing style that is witty, confident, beautiful, and satirical, Austen creates female protagonists of varying character and situation and, in a framework of romance, shows how they grow into wiser, more well-rounded individuals. 1,113 more words

Lengthy Thoughts