A whole range of clergymen appear in Austen's novels. Were they mostly good or bad clergymen? How was each one unique?
by Brenda S. Cox When Emma encountered Mrs. Elton visiting Jane Fairfax, “she saw [Mrs. Elton] with a sort of anxious parade of mystery fold up a letter which she had apparently been reading aloud to Miss Fairfax, and return it into the purple and gold ridicule by her side,”—Emma, Volume 3, chapter 16, Cambridge … Continue reading The Joy of the Reticule
Science and scientists in Jane Austen's time were very different than they are today. Four men helped to transform how science was seen and practiced.
What does Jane Austen have to say about gratitude and thankfulness?
Lots of ideas for Christmas presents for the Jane Austen fan in your life; or for your own wish list!
This unusual Pride and Prejudice variation introduces a Jewish family to Meryton, and shows us more about Judaism in Jane Austen's England.
I am Jael, and An Unlikely Missionary, are Pride and Prejudice variations in which Georgiana Darcy, and Charlotte Collins, find strength from God to face their challenges.
Travelers in Jane Austen's England used all kinds of vehicles, though none were very safe or very fast.
Hugh Thomson drew delightful illustrations of clergyman Mr. Collins.
Today we enjoy more of Hugh Thomson's lovely illustrations, and find out more about dancing, and about the militia, in Austen's England. How could partners chat while doing complex dances? And why were some of the militia "wolves in sheep's clothing"?