*This is a re-post from an old post on Austen Authors. Welcome to February! I can’t believe how fast January flew by! Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. While I maintain that Jane Austen’s books are about so much more than romantic love, you simply can’t get away from the marriage plots. Anyone can see that … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance?
Jane Austen pokes fun of the Gothic tropes common for her day in Northanger Abbey. Storms rage and mysterious chests might contain secrets. The abbey might have hidden passageways. General Tilney is a domineering father who oppresses his children. However, Catherine is the heroine, not Elinor Tilney. Catherine has no such terrifying background to overcome. … Continue reading Tilney Tuesday– Knight in Shining Armor