Opinions of Jane Austen’s Emma, from the period

Though described by Jane Austen as “a heroine whom no one but myself will much like” (James Edward Austen-Leigh’s Memoir of Jane Austen, p. 158), Emma has delighted millions of readers throughout the years. Emma the novel also has its share of fans, though like its eponymous heroine, it has its detractors, too. Continue reading “Opinions of Jane Austen’s Emma, from the period”

Austen Pilgrimage to England, 1997

Austenprose presents “A Soiree with Lady Susan”

My good friend Laurel Ann is conducting another superb themed event at her Austenprose blog, this time centered upon Jane Austen’s epistolary novella Lady Susan.  From September 1-14, participate in a group read and enjoy insights from LA and her various guest bloggers.

A Soiree with Lady Susan

PS – I did the title graphics. Go ahead and tell us how wonderful they are. (JK!)

People take my quiz…for reals! (Part Deux)

Catherine of “La Culture se Partage” has given the Jane Austen Heroines Quiz a lovely review!  She’s an Elinor Dashwood.  Merci beaucoup, Catherine!

Read it!

People take my quiz…for reals!

I discovered today that esteemed author Meg Cabot has taken my Austen Heroines Quiz.  🙂

She’s an Emma.

I am Marianne Dashwood!

I am Marianne Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

For Austenprose: Regency costuming in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey adaptations

As part of her “Go Gothic!” tribute to Northanger Abbey, my friend Laurel Ann invited me to do a light look at the costuming in the 1986 and 2007 television adaptations of the novel.

Here it is!

Anyway, I hope people enjoy it.