Austen Writes Romance- Legacy

Despite my assertions that Jane Austen did not set out to write Romance, she nonetheless has had a profound impact on the genre. If focused on the romantic elements instead of themes of identity, her books can be summarized as follows: Sense and Sensibility: Heartbroken, can she love again? Can their attraction overcome his dark … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance- Legacy

Austen Writes Romance- One True Pairings

Continuing with our study of the romances in Austen’s works, it seemed fitting to discuss the idea of true love so close to Valentine’s Day. Among Fan Fiction readers of all genres, there is the idea of a “one true pairing” meaning an unbreakable romantic coupling that may or may not exist in the story … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance- One True Pairings

Austen Writes Romance- Broken Hearts

Welcome to the second post in a series on Austen Writes Romance! The first post was on Austen Authors. I will be discussing plot points of Austen's works, so there will be SPOILERS. For the sake of brevity, I will assume a certain amount of knowledge of each book, so I do not need to … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance- Broken Hearts