Here’s a compilation of the posts I’ve written about Jane Austen‘s works over the years. Do I still agree with every theory I came up with in these posts? Well, feel free to ask me about any of the points below!
Jane Austen in General
People love to argue that Jane Austen’s heroes are rich, and that’s why they get the girl. Here I argue that maybe it’s because they’re “nice” – some fictional examples of the nice guy getting the girl.
I still struggle to rank her books.
If you had to read some of Jane Austen’s works more than once to get what the fuss was all about – no worries, I also had to reread some of them.
My theory on why Jane Austen does romance better than some modern books.
Pride and Prejudice
Once again – not necessarily because he’s “rich.”
Mary Bennett gets a lot of good press for someone whom Austen describes as unpleasant.
Typical Austen advice for getting married.
Austen’s advice to introverts – or maybe just Lizzie Bennett’s advice, you decide.
My summary of my thoughts and frustrations with Mansfield Park – shocker, I go back and forth on how much I like this book.
Another shocker – I wrestle with Manfield Park.
Here I contrast Mansfield Park with The Hunger Games.
Does the ending to Northanger Abbey suck the romance out of the novel?
The kind of society Austen seems to have enjoyed – and which I enjoy as well.