Jane Austen Experience: Ladies & Gentlemen Behaving Badly

Did Jane Austen write evil characters? While working on Caroline Bingley, I’ve asked myself this repeatedly, and I’ve already opined about Caroline’s nature here. In many sequels, Caroline seems to be characterized as evil, but was this what Jane Austen intended? Did she intend any of her antagonists to be villains? She didn’t write ax […]

Most Romantic Letter Ever

Today, I find I’m in the mood for a little Persuasion. I absolutely adore the letter written by Cap. Wentworth to Anne, and I love the way it was portrayed in the Ciaran Hinds/Amanda Root adaptation. So I found a video to share. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy this when you have a […]

The Austen Experience: Persuasion Read Aloud

Now, here is something fun to get you past hump day with a true Austen experience: a video of Greg Wise, who played the cad Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility, reading the letter scene from Persuasion. (Did I just use Austen’s name and “hump day” in the same sentence? Oh no! I’ve done it again!) Billed as a “more […]