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

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

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