Sibling Rivalry

Eighth in the series We Want More Austen! about the less-known works of Jane Austen. How to draw a character in four sentences: At the start of Jane Austen’s youthful fragment “The Three Sisters,” Miss Mary Stanhope writes to a … Read More

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

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