I spent a lovely day in Brooklyn this afternoon in the company of fellow Janeites.
Author Archive | Mary C.M. Phillips
Heroines, Heroes, and Orphans
While reading Mansfield Park this month, I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Austen’s timid Fanny Price and Brontë’s brave and determined Jane Eyre.
New Patient: Victor Frankenstein
Initial Consultation with New Patient: Frankenstein, Victor
Me, Me, Me
She is, in my opinion, the Larry David of vampires; going through her life avoiding everyone at all costs, because she’s just too self-important and self-absorbed.
Lord Byron’s Bite
In Michael Thomas Ford’s, Jane Bites Back, a love triangle arises between three main characters: Jane Austen (the vampire), Walter (the boring guy), and Lord Byron (the poet/vampire).
Twain on Jane (get your mind out of the gutter)
Two hundred years after her death, vampire/incognito-author, Jane Fairfax (a.k.a Jane Austen), runs a bookstore in quiet Upstate New York.
The Color Red
The color red gets a bad rap.
The Art of Manipulation
Blatant evil can easily be spotted within the pages of zombie and vampire books. But sometimes evil is vague and blurred.
Catherine Morland Lives
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. – Jane Austen
Human History Month
I’m celebrating Women’s History Month in a number of literary ways.
My Favorite Misconception
I used to imagine a governess as someone who skipped about, guitar-in-hand, singing songs about raindrops-on-roses and whiskers-on-kittens.