Tag Archives: Jane Austen

It’s Headcanon For A Reason

One of the phenomena that I find particularly interesting is the way that people create canons in their head that are based on existing intellectual properties but are not official and confirmed by those who create those properties. It is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voices From The World Of Jane Austen

Voices From The World Of Jane Austen, by Malcolm Day This is an interesting book that will obviously appeal to those who are fond of Jane Austen. To be sure, there are other ways that a book like this could … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen: A Beginner’s Guide

Jane Austen: A Beginner’s Guide, by Rob Abbott I am by no means a beginner to Jane Austen, having read her books and books about them starting in high school and continuing since then. Nevertheless, it is always interesting to … Continue reading

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Book Review: What Matters In Jane Austen?

What Matters In Jane Austen?: Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved, by John Mullen One of the aspects of Jane Austen as a reader is that you feel smarter as a result of reading what Jane Austen has written. Not only are … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park consistently comes up as the least favorite Jane Austen novel to many readers who greatly dislike Fanny Price, especially when she is compared to the more sparkling heroines of Austen’s body of work. In general, it may be … Continue reading

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A Novel About Ordination

One of the cryptic comments that Jane Austen made when she had finished the glorious novel that is Pride & Prejudice was that her next novel would be a novel about ordination. There are numerous ways that this statement can … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen And The State

Jane Austen And The State, by Mary Evans This book is a classic example of what happens when a writer fails to understand the importance of triangulation when it comes to worldviews. This sort of false dilemma problem is very … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jane Austen’s Little Advice Book

Jane Austen’s Little Advice Book, by Cathryn Michon & Pamela Norris It is well that this book does not claim to be a serious or academic book, because it is not, but it is not necessarily the worse for it. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Improvement Of The Estate

The Improvement Of The Estate: A Study Of Jane Austen’s Novels, by Alistair M. Duckworth Although this book is by no means a new study, it remains one of the more important studies of Austen’s novels because it takes her … Continue reading

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Ordinary Villainy, Or How I Learned To Appreciate The Moralizing Of Realistic Fiction

One of the aspects of realistic fiction that is often appreciated by literary scholars is that realistic fiction is less moralistic than melodrama, which often explicitly punished those characters that transgressed moral and social codes. Yet there is still moralizing … Continue reading

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