Posted by: rearadmiral | April 18, 2014

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“It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination.”
–Gabriel García Márquez, from The Art of Fiction No. 69, The Paris Review

Mansfield Park
The scene: the Crawfords and Bertrams are singing a glee; Edmund and Fanny are looking out a window at the heavens. When Fanny wishes she could see a particular constellation, Edmund suggests they go out on the lawn. Why does that not happen?

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club shared The Jane Game’s photo.

Northanger Abbey
General Tilney is anxious that Miss Morland’s time at Northanger will pass pleasantly. What outing does he suggest that delights Catherine?

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club shared The Jane Game’s photo.

At a dinner party, John Knightly starts an innocent conversation with Jane Fairfax that soon has many people discussing and giving advice about. What has Jane done to cause such a stir?

A Visit to the Sotherton Estate in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park ~ Guest Post by Tony Grant
Dear Gentle Readers: Continuing in my efforts to celebrate all things Mansfield Park through 2014, I welcome today Tony Grant, of London Calling fame, who writes on the visit to Sotherton, that all…

These Old Shades [Review]
I’ll readily admit that Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances are my escapist reading. When I’m looking for a literary treat, I’ll pick up one of her novels. I love the Regency world. Even though…

Did Jane Austen meet William Wilberforce?
Wilberforce on
Resources for Anne Stott’s Book, Wilberforce: Family and Friends (by Anne Stott)

Why I Re-Wrote Jane Austen’s ‘Outlier’ Novel
Northanger Abbey is the least well known of Jane Austen’s six published novels. There’s a good reason for that. It’s because it’s the only one that is more than a story of love clambering over obstacles to get to the happy ending. Northanger Abbey is…

Jane Austen in Lord Moira’s Echo ~ Guest Visit from Author Stuart Bennett & Book Giveaway
I welcome today Stuart Bennett [no relation to our esteemed Mr. Bennet – the difference a “t” can make!], antiquarian bookseller and author of two novels starring Jane Austen. You can read my…

The Winter’s Tale(Feat. Ashley Clements)

Austenesque Top Ten: Sense and Sensibility

A Visit to Henry James’s House

The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:

“And will tell you what, Fanny, which is more than I did for Maria: the next time Pug has a litter you shall have a puppy.
“Mansfield Park Ch 33, (III, 2)

All Things Jane Austen
April 15 · Edited
English Regency Rosewood Writing Box Decoupage Moses From the River c1820. You can buy it here or like me just enjoy looking at the gorgeous pictures and dreaming about it:



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