09 June 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Portraits of Austen?

According to The Guardian, an old portrait belonging to the Rice family, descendants of Jane Austen’s family, has finally been validated as that of the author at thirteen. It’s a lovely portrait, and she looks so sweet and pretty and exactly like one of the other portraits that I’ve seen. However, some doubts remain, and […]

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23 February 2012 ~ 7 Comments

Mansfield Park – a review

Mansfield Park is Jane Austen’s least-popular novel. I recently re-read it, and I think it has this undeserved rap because of one major misconception, that it’s a romance. It’s most emphatically not. And read with that understanding in mind, I had a new appreciation for this work. I’ve come to love Austen less for the […]

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16 February 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Giveaway contest winner is…cyn209

Who said: i’m a recent fan of JaneAusten (i know, the horrors!!!), but at least i’m a fan, right???? i enjoy how as classic as her stories are, they are just as timeless…………i’m just fascinated how Jane inspired other writers to continue or put their own spins on her thoughts……”   Cyn, send me your […]

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