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Exogamous and Endogamous Marriages in Austen's Works

Brittanica.com defines an “endogamous marriage” as the custom enjoining one to marry within one’s own group, while Wikipedia says “endogamy” is the practice of marrying within a specific ethnic group, class, or social group, rejecting others on such a basis as being unsuitable for marriage or for other close personal relationships.The penalties for transgressing endogamous restrictions have varied greatly among cultures and have ranged from death to mild disapproval. 1,247 more words

Top 5 Period Romance Movie Moments You Might Have Missed

As a romance reader, it’s no doubt you’ve also enjoyed your share of romantic movies. What a wonderful feeling when you discover a rendition of one of your favorite novels that you didn’t know about. 2,037 more words


Northanger Abbey: Finally Done and Some Final Thoughts

I finished Northanger Abbey three weeks ago while renewing my passport. As Catherine Morland undertook her long and presumably very boring journey after being rudely sent away from Northanger, I waited to renew my passport in a consulate that managed to take the worst aspects of 3rd world bureaucracy and pack them into a two-story building in the South End. 603 more words

Jane Austen

Lizzy's definitive ranking of all things Austen

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about Jane Austen, quoting Jane Austen, comparing everything I hear, read, do to Jane Austen. So when I read… 1,060 more words


Breaking Up with Darcy

So, I’ve said I’m not posting works in progress anymore but this one lines up with a cold reading Austen project I’m working on and I guess it was only natural the plot bunny would come gnashing it’s teeth soon afterwards. 894 more words

Pride And Prejudice

20 Iconic Fashion Moments From Jane Austen Adaptations

“Our abuse of our gowns amuses but does not discourage me; I shall take mine to be made up next week, and the more I look at it the better it pleases me,” Jane Austen wrote to her sister. 1,282 more words


Classic Number Three: Northanger Abbey

I decided to read Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen for my March classic. I have mentioned before that I did try to read Austen’s Persuasion last month and felt I wasn’t in the mood, I tried again and again I wasn’t in the mood. 228 more words