In Jane Austen's England, a couple who wanted to get married had several choices. They could wait about a month, while the parson announced the banns, for free. Or they could pay a bishop's representative two or three pounds for a common license and wait a week. Or, if they had the right connections and … Continue reading Marriage by banns, common license, or special license
Helena Kelly's Jane Austen: The Secret Radical gives some startling possibilities for Austen's "secret meanings."
Today we remember Jane Austen's death, 204 years ago.
Jane Austen's novels express the Christian moral principles of her time.
This prequel to Persuasion features a Jewish young lady who loves astronomy, and who travels to Argentina.
Three beautiful biographies introduce Jane Austen to children ages 4-13.
What if Henry Crawford had "done as he ought"? How would Mansfield Park have turned out? Amelia Marie Logan explores this possibility in a delightful variation.
Black people were a small percentage of the population in Jane Austen's England, but she would have seen them and possibly met some of them.
The Woman of Colour tells us what life might have been like for a mixed-race heiress like Jane Austen's Miss Lambe of Sanditon.
by Brenda S. Cox "For she had a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous." From Pride and Prejudice, used to describe Jane Austen herself in A Most Clever Girl Are you looking for a children's book that introduces Jane Austen with gorgeous illustrations, and a deeper look at who she was as a … Continue reading A Most Clever Girl
A whole range of clergymen appear in Austen's novels. Were they mostly good or bad clergymen? How was each one unique?