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Kisses and Embraces in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Rachel Dodge

Much has been said about proper greetings, curtsies, nods, and bows in Jane Austen’s novels, but familiar greetings that occur between close friends and family members are just as fascinating. In fact, a close inspection of the novels reveals more...
From: Jane Austen's World on 30 Jun 2019

Only a Novel: The Double Life of Jane Austen by Jane Aiken Hodge: A Review

It is only a novel… or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 6 May 2019

Reading Austen in America, Juliette Wells

Good news for Janeites who live within striking distance of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD! At 7:00 PM EST on April 29th, the Bird in Hand, a cafe/bookstore, will be offering the first in a series of workshops on the last Monday of each month...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Apr 2019

Jane Austen’s Sampler: Who Stitched It?

Inquiring readers, Brenda Cox has contributed yet another fascinating post about Jane Austen’s cross-stitched sampler. Is it hers or not? Find out as Ms. Cox explores the possibilities using an extensive amount of research and conversations with...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Apr 2019

Nancy I. Sanders and her new book – Jane Austen for Kids: Her Life Writings and World, with 21 Activities – and her visit to Winchester

Inquiring readers, In this blog post (to wind up women’s history month), author Nancy Sanders discusses her new book Jane Austen for Kids: Her Life, Writings and World, with 21 activities, which teaches young readers about our favorite novelist...
From: Jane Austen's World on 24 Mar 2019

George Austen’s Spiritual Advice to His Son Francis Austen by Brenda Co

“Memorandums for the use [of] Mr. F. W. Austen on his going to the East Indies Mids[hip]man on board his Majesty’s Ship Perseverance Cap: [Sm]ith Decr. 1788” Thus begins a letter from Jane Austen’s father to her older brother Francis....
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Mar 2019

Saints and Sinners, a book by Karen V. Wasylowski, and a free book giveaway until March 18

  Inquiring readers, Sourcebooks Landmark have agreed to offer Karen Wasylowski’s first book ‘Darcy and Fitzwilliam’ for free for the week of March 11 to March 18. Read more about the author’s latest novel, then find out how...
From: Jane Austen's World on 13 Mar 2019

Spruce Beer in the Age of Jane Austen

Inquiring readers, Spruce beer was a popular beverage during Jane Austen’s lifetime. On December 9, 1808, Austen wrote her sister Cassandra from Castle Square: But all this,” as my dear Mrs. Piozzi says, “is flight and fancy, and nonsense,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 11 Mar 2019

Grand Opening of the Museum of Historical Costume in Poznan, Poland

In the fashion world everything has already happened. Moreover, that phrase is suitable not only to the latest fashion week shows releases. History confirms that fashion constantly balances between the past and the future for ages. The greatest proof...
From: Jane Austen's World on 3 Mar 2019

A Lady’s “Tea” Party, 21st century Style

Dear Readers, Today I revisited a post I published in 2008 about tea and alcoholic beverages that led up to the regency era: Tea became fashionable after 1662 when King Charles II’s Portuguese bride, Catherine, brought a cask of it along with her...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Feb 2019

Love, Courtship, and Marriage in the Regency Era

Inquiring readers, Today is Valentine’s day, a perfect time to revisit some of Jane Austen’s most romantic and memorable quotes. I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul....
From: Jane Austen's World on 14 Feb 2019

Chamomile Tea: A tisane to soothe the vapors and bouts of indigestion

I’ve just discovered the beneficial qualities of chamomile tea. This was quite by accident. I suspect I might be developing an allergy to food, specifically tomatoes or onions or spicy foods containing these ingredients. I only know that lately...
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Jan 2019

Fantastic Find! Lost photographs of Jane Austen’s family found

I’m sure most of Jane Austen’s fans have already heard of a remarkable purchase from eBay – a treasure trove of photographs of Jane Austen’s nieces and nephews. The album was assembled by Lord George Augusta Hill who “married...
From: Jane Austen's World on 15 Jan 2019

Jane Austen Annotated Editions from Harvard University Press

Dear Readers, Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was as fabulous and unforgettable as mine. One of my favorite holiday gifts was a gift certificate from Barnes & Noble, which helped me to complete all six annotations by Harvard University...
From: Jane Austen's World on 2 Jan 2019

Two Song/Dances/Games Played During a Regency Christmas Season

Jane Austen’s Christmas Day at Godmersham Park, her brother’s estate in the English countryside of Kent, was a merry one. As described by Claire Tomalin in Jane Austen: A Life , “Christmas was celebrated with carols, card games, blindman’s...
From: Jane Austen's World on 25 Dec 2018

Regency Era Christmas Evergreen Decorations

On Christmas Eve the children laid out the traditional holly branches on the window ledges…” Jane Austen: A Life, Claire Tomalin, p. 4. Christmas decorations during the Regency era were relatively simple compared to today’s standards,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 23 Dec 2018

Christmas Carols of Yore

Faithful readers, Once again December has caught me flat footed. It is almost 10 days into the month and I am still researching interesting historical information about Christmas holiday celebrations as Jane Austen would have known them. While many books,...
From: Jane Austen's World on 9 Dec 2018

To Make Cyder

Inquiring readers, I am sharing this 18th century recipe just in time for the American Thanksgiving. In Georgian England and Colonial America, apples were picked in late fall in preparation for making cyder.  The fermented concoction was then bottled...
From: Jane Austen's World on 22 Nov 2018

Rowlandson’s Characteristic Sketches of the Lower Orders at the British Library

One of the privileges of using technology is our ability to peruse original editions online. We no longer need to travel to major city and university libraries to hunt down sources, or travel to distant states and lands, although viewing Jane Austen’s...
From: Jane Austen's World on 18 Nov 2018

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