Spotlight On: Jane Austen

Hi everyone, Not only is today my first post of 2020, but it's also the fourth installment of my "Spotlight On..." series. Once again, if you have any recommendations of authors you'd like me to focus on, please leave a comment! I have previously written about Mary Shelley, George Orwell and, last month, Charles Dickens.... Continue Reading →

Review: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Hi everyone, I have just finished reading another Jane Austen book that was left-over from my Austen August month. Persuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen before her death, however it was posthumously published six months after her death. The book was actually named by her brother, Henry. There is still no... Continue Reading →

My Thoughts on Emma by Jane Austen

Hi everyone, Austen August is nearly at an end and although I haven't read as many Jane Austen books as I'd hoped (more on that in my wrap-up blogpost...), I've just finished reading another; Emma. I knew that Emma was the inspiration for on one of my favourite 90's films, Clueless and, naturally, this made... Continue Reading →

What Makes Jane Austen Relevant Today?

Hi everyone, As I've been reading nothing but Jane Austen this month, I thought I would write a little something about why her work is still relevant today, despite her novels being published over 200 years ago. I'm currently reading Emma, the story of Emma Woodhouse who loves matchmaking her friends. She is beautiful, powerful... Continue Reading →

Is Jane Austen a Feminist Icon?

Feminism: the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes Even before Jane Austen appeared on the £10 note, many have debated whether or not she and her writing could be classed as feminist. I really wanted to write a blog post offering my thoughts and opinions on this very... Continue Reading →

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