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
In Jane Austen, Nice Guys Finish First
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.
Ranking Jane Austen – Is It Possible?
I still struggle to rank her books.
The Pleasures of Re-Reading: Or, Surprise! I Actually Like This Book
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.
The Trouble With Modern Romance
My theory on why Jane Austen does romance better than some modern books.
Pride and Prejudice
Once again – not necessarily because he’s “rich.”
You Might Relate to Mary Bennett, but You’re Not Supposed to Imitate Her
Mary Bennett gets a lot of good press for someone whom Austen describes as unpleasant.
How to Catch a Man 101: Show More Affection Than You Feel
Typical Austen advice for getting married.
Advice for an Introvert in Fiction
Austen’s advice to introverts – or maybe just Lizzie Bennett’s advice, you decide.
Rant About Jane Austen’s ‘Mansfield Park’
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.
Do People Fall in Love Out of Gratitude?
Does the ending to Northanger Abbey suck the romance out of the novel?
The Best Kind of People to Hang Out With
The kind of society Austen seems to have enjoyed – and which I enjoy as well.