Gentleman Traveler: What To Do With An Austinophile

How To Keep Your Austinophile Happy While Maintaining Your Masculinity Well Gentleman, I must tell you I found myself in a dilemma, a crossroads in life not easily negotiated. You see,  the woman I love is a hopelessly lost Jane Austinophile.  And with no pride or prejudice, I gathered up what little sense I had left and came … More Gentleman Traveler: What To Do With An Austinophile

Victorian Slang Words That Will Leave You With A Gigglemug

Thanks to Mental Floss for posting the jammiest bit of jam article about Victorian slang words that would add spice to any modern conversation. “In 1909, writing under the pseudonym James Redding Ware, British writer Andrew Forrester published Passing English of the Victorian era, a dictionary of heterodox English, slang and phrase. “Thousands of words and … More Victorian Slang Words That Will Leave You With A Gigglemug

Love & Friendship

Have you seen Love & Friendship, the latest Jane Austen film that came out earlier this spring? The Chicago Times says ‪#‎LoveandFriendship‬ is “one the sharpest and funniest Jane Austen adaptations in recent memory.” Adapted from Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, Love & Friendship is set in the 1790s. Lady Susan, played by Kate Beckinsale, has journeyed to … More Love & Friendship

Jane’s RBF (Resting Bitch Face)

  BookRoit has “a guest post from Juliette Wells. Juliette created the new 200th-anniversary annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma for Penguin Classics. The author of Everybody’s Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination, Juliette is associate professor and chair of English at Goucher College in Baltimore. ____________________ As a Jane Austen scholar who possesses a … More Jane’s RBF (Resting Bitch Face)

Welcome, Love

Greetings Austen Affectionettes! We’re delighted that you stopped by for a spot of tea and a scone smothered with lemon curd  as we catch up, reading by the fire. To start our time off, here is a few words from Sense and Sensibility that still ring true today. – Just Jane