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Thomas Rowlandson's satirical cartoon, The Parsonage, shows one stereotype of the clergy in Austen's England.
Laura Dabundo's new book, Jane Austen: A Companion, gives many insights into Austen and her world, including faith and science in that world.
Helena Kelly's Jane Austen: The Secret Radical gives some startling possibilities for Austen's "secret meanings."
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.
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.
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.
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