Ladies up for redemption: Mary Crawford – She has learned the true worth of a man with integrity. It even says she was: …long in finding among the dashing representatives, or idle heir-apparents, who were at the command of her beauty and her twenty thousand pounds, any one who could satisfy the better taste she […]
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Austen Novels: Veronica’s Lists I
Veronica’s List in order of preference: Sense and Sensibility – Two sisters, two different paths to romance. Persuasion – A love that stands the test of time. Pride and Prejudice – Overcoming differences. Emma – Maturing and finding one’s true feelings. Mansfield Park – Being genuine no matter what. Northanger Abbey – Gaining perspective on […]
Comfort, Auxiliary, and Substitute
At the end of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park we are left to believe that the marriage of Fanny and Edmund goes on to be a happy one, and that life at Mansfield Park after the feather ruffling influence of the Crawfords is calmly returning to something respectable with the addition of Susan Price, Fanny’s younger sister, taking […]
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.
Ancient Pharaoh or Sexy Regency Gentleman – He’s the Mummy!
When I first started writing Mansfield Park and Mummies, the first book of my Supernatural Jane Austen Series, I had no idea that there would be a third romantic interest for Fanny Price in my version of Austen’s classic.
Happy Blogiversary to DJABC
Happy Blogiversary to The Dark Jane Austen Book Club!
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.