A Regency woman in a gown and coat, sitting and writing a note.
British Literature

Leisure Activities in Jane Austen’s Era

August 16, 2022

During Austen’s time, leisure activities included social visits and balls. Visits ensured that connections were maintained. The etiquette for visits was simple compared to the complicated etiquette for behavior at balls and dances. […]

Painting of a woman wearing a bonnet with ribbon.
British Literature

Fashion in Jane Austen’s Era

August 7, 2022

Though Jane Austen had a personal interest in clothing, she was against obsessing about it. Focusing on things rather than people wasn’t a fatal character flaw in Austen’s fiction, but it was certainly a flaw. […]

Sketch of a woman of Regency era.
British Literature

Regency Fashion in Jane Austen’s Novels

August 7, 2022

A love of fine things, especially in clothing, was often a sign of shallowness for a character in Austen’s novel. Austen herself was not anti-fashion, but she found it silly to be obsessed with it. […]

Silhouette of a woman
British Literature

Jane Austen As an Advocate of Women’s Education

August 4, 2022

Jane Austen, in her works, can be seen as a staunch feminist who voices her opinions on women’s’ education. Through her novels, she advocates for the cause by exposing the follies and shallowness of the society. […]

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