Of Heedless and Susceptible Young Men

Seventh in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. During this season of family gatherings, I find myself looking at Jane Austen’s childhood writings in the context of her family life. Many of her … Read More

Man Traps and Murder

Sixth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. Man traps? Murder? Doesn’t sound much like Jane Austen. I could just as easily have used the title “Dicing and Drunkenness,” and you wouldn’t have … Read More

The Perils of Sensibility

Fifth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. Jane Austen’s earliest passion was for satire. By the age of eleven she was already fixing the absurd conventions of sentimental novels with her critical … Read More

Run Mad as Often as You Choose!

Fourth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. Jane Austen was annoyingly precocious. By the age of eleven she was penning comic stories for family members, and by age fourteen she was writing … Read More

Deceit! Perfidy! Intrigue!

No. 3 in the series We Want More Austen!: Lady Susan Imagine a Jane Austen heroine who is not a young virgin, but rather a recent widow in her thirties, in the midst of an affair with a married man. … Read More

Talking About Sun-Kissed

Sun-Kissed: Effusions of Summer is the perfect collection for relaxed summer reading on the go. This collection of stories has people talking about how much it fits their summer fun.  Here’s what they have to say: This is a perfect summer … Read More

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