A January of Janes- Unsung Heroines

The Unsung Heroines I could write a whole essay about how Austen chose ladies who did not meet the era ideals of a lady as her heroines. If you judge by other novels of the time, a troublesome or flawed female is usually a secondary character. Austen pokes fun of this directly in Northanger Abbey. … Continue reading A January of Janes- Unsung Heroines

A January of Janes- Miss Perfect

I’ve started a new blog series! This month’s topic is A January of Janes. My first post was on Austen Authors. Read it here! Plain Jane. Jane Doe. It seems Jane is the default name in English speaking culture when you need a filler and non-descript name. Some believe that was even Charlotte Bronte’s purpose … Continue reading A January of Janes- Miss Perfect

So Good an Understanding

Summary: After Jane Fairfax collapses during the Weston's ball, Frank Churchill's love and engagement is exposed.   Emma could not help but notice that Jane Fairfax looked too flushed as she took her spot in the dance line. Emma's partner, Frank Churchill, was looking at Jane as well and Emma hoped he was not going … Continue reading So Good an Understanding