Posted by: rearadmiral | June 9, 2014

From Chawton to Iowa to Vermont to Salem to……


From All Things Jane Austen:

I am going to start posting about authors Jane Austen read, liked and by whom she was inspired. The first one is was an Irish novelist who’s early “Gothic” works had untold influence on Jane Austen’s life and writing. Austen admired her so much, that she sent her a complimentary copy of Emma when it was published in 1815.

Meet Maria Edgeworth: Jane Austen’s Gothic Inspiration

Read complete article here:

Another author that influenced Jane Austen was Fanny Burney, byname of Frances d’Arblay, née Burney.

(Born June 13, 1752, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, UK—died January 6, 1840, London). English novelist and letter writer, daughter of the musician Charles Burney, and author of Evelina, a landmark in the development of the novel of manners.


Read this interesting article by Austenized:

I loved reading the 1st two on my Kindle app. They have been updated and revised. The author kindly sent me the new paperback version of P, P, and Cheese Grits, which I look forward to enjoying shortly! Both versions include recipes, some of which I made and were deemed good by an actual Southerner(lol, the recipes, not what I actually did to them!). -Kirk

Austenesque Novel Finds – #26 (Jane Austen Takes the South) – Austenesque Reviews
Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits (Jane Austen Takes the South #1) Author: Mary Jane Hathaway Type of Austenesque Novel: Modern Adaptation Release Date: June 10th, 2014 Pages: 352 Available in:…

Austen In Boston: A Jane Austen Book Club shared Historic Royal Palaces’s status.

Introducing our new book ‘Tea fit for a queen’ which features over 40 delicious recipes inspired by the rich, royal history of London’s palaces.

To get a flavour, here is a delicious recipe from the book: orange-scented currant scones that are served for afternoon tea at The Orangery at Kensington Palace.

Our Chief Curator Lucy Worsley has signed 80 copies, which are exclusively available online subject to availability. Find out more here:
Did you know you can search Catalog 143 online? Follow the link below to find all of the things you’ve got circled in your mail copy.!/~/category/id=9425019&offset=0&sort=nameAsc

Jane Austen Society of North America – Iowa Region shared a link.

These Charts Reveal How Best-Selling Novels Have Changed Over Time
If you’ve ever wondered how best-selling authors went from Elinor Dashwood to Bella Swan, maths — believe it or not — can help.

These Charts Reveal How Best-Selling Novels Have Changed Over Time
If you’ve ever wondered how best-selling authors went from Elinor Dashwood to Bella Swan, maths — believe it or not — can help.
” “No,”—he calmly replied,—”there is but one married woman in the world whom I can ever allow to invite what guests she pleases to Donwell, and that one is——”

“—Mrs. Weston, I suppose,” interrupted Mrs. Elton, rather mortified.

“No—Mrs. Knightley;—and, till she is in being, I will manage such matters myself.”

—Mr. Knightley to Mrs. Elton in Emma

The Marble Faun Books & Gifts’s status.
Posted by Kirk Companion · June 4 · Edited
Time for Bingley’s Teas, Ltd at Salem’s The Marble Faun Books & Gifts! I purchased the P&P four tea sampler. I have enjoyed Sweet Jane Tea, Longbourn Wedding Tea, and Miss Elizabeth Tea. I haven’t tried the Mr Darcy Tea yet. Looks alittle too dark and brooding for me, lol. I’m sure others will enjoy it. More photos tomorrow! -Kirk
New This Week…Care for a Cuppa? Jane Austen Tea Series! (6 photos)
She felt the loss of Willoughby’s character yet more heavily than she had felt the loss of his heart.

Sense and Sensibility, Chapter 32

Elizabeth Gaskell, October 1854, in a letter to a friend, as she is writing North and South:
“…if I could get over this next piece I could swim through the London life beautifully into the sunset glory of the last scene. But hitherto Thornton is good; and I’m afraid of a touch marring him; and I want to keep his character consistent with itself, and large and strong and tender, and yet a master.”

From The Letters of Mrs Gaskell, JAV Chapple and Arthur Pollard, eds

The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day

There is nothing like employment, active indispensable employment, for relieving sorrow.
Mansfield Park Ch 46, (III,xv)

Mary Crawford and the Mansfield “cure”

The Talk Like Jane Austen Quote of the Day:

By one of the suffering party within they were expected with such impatience as she had never known before. Fanny had scarcely passed the solemn-looking servants, when Lady Bertram came from the drawing-room to meet her; came with no indolent step; and falling on her neck, said, “Dear Fanny! now I shall be comfortable.”
Mansfield Park Ch 46, (III,xv)



  1. The tea photos are from The Marble Faun, Salem, MA. The uniforms are taken at JASNA VT. The uniforms are owned by Lisa Brown,co-regional coordinator of the Syracuse Region; Lisa also co-chairs the Rochester Region


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