Mary Crawford. The Original Cosmo Girl?

Mary Crawford…a cosmo girl? That complex, charming, antagonist from Mansfield Park? Sure. And why not? To me, her tractable morals make a far more congenial drinking buddy, I mean, compelling literary character than the novel’s heroine, Fanny Price. Over the holiday break, … Read More

Great Sisters in Literature

The first Sunday in August is Sisters Day, an international day to appreciate sisters, obviously! Jane Austen certainly appreciated sisters, from her beloved Cassandra in real life, to the many different sister characters she wrote. She gave us the Bennet and … Read More

We Want More Austen! No. 2: The Watsons

The one awful thing about being a Jane Austen fan is that she only published six novels. But don’t despair, there is more Austen to love—and not just in the stories written by others! This is the second post in … Read More

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