Tilney Tuesday– Knight in Shining Armor

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

Fantasy Friday– Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters, Chapter Six

I know I am dealing with a large cast of characters right now with the addition of the Tilneys. Do you think referring to the young people by their first names (Caroline, Henry, Charles etc.) would make it easier to keep track of everyone? At the close of Chapter Five, Kate had a vision of … Continue reading Fantasy Friday– Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters, Chapter Six

Tilney Tuesday–Marriage lessons

I often say Mr. Tilney is my book boyfriend but Mr. Darcy is my book husband. Henry just seems like so much fun! However, maybe I should amend that statement. For, Mr. Tilney has some definite opinions about marriage and we do not know anything about what Darcy expects. Henry and Catherine first meet in … Continue reading Tilney Tuesday–Marriage lessons

Thursday Three Hundred- Dream a Dream

  Northanger Abbey is my second favorite Jane Austen work. For this session, I decided to try my hand at an unseen scene from Mr. Tilney's point of view. We know after Catherine and Henry danced, she dreamed (just a little) bit about him. Did he dream of her? How proper Mr. Tilney might be … Continue reading Thursday Three Hundred- Dream a Dream

Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters Chapter Four Part Three

The following morning, after the food had been cleared from the breakfast table and Mrs. Bennet ordered the school things brought out for the little ones, Jane, Elizabeth, and Kate made their way to Mr. Bennet’s library. He had been asked by the steward to pay a call on a tenant, and so the girls … Continue reading Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters Chapter Four Part Three

Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy & the Bewitched Sisters- Chapter Four Part One

Previous sections: Prologue / 1.1 / 1.2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 3.1 / 3.2 Chapter Four   The occupants of Netherfield also did not rest well the evening after the ball in Meryton but for different reasons entirely. “I want to know,” Mrs. Tilney said when everyone was seated with coffee and refreshments, “what … Continue reading Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy & the Bewitched Sisters- Chapter Four Part One

Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters, Chapter Three Part One

Chapter Three   Instead of dreaming of gentlemen as might be supposed after a ball, each lady dreamed of their deceased parent. Mr. Morland came to Kate bathed in a white glow and bade her go to the woods behind the east garden. The deceased Mrs. Bennet ordered her daughters there as well. Jane obeyed … Continue reading Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters, Chapter Three Part One