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

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 & the Bewitched Sisters Chapter Four Part Two

Previous sections: Prologue / 1.1 / 1.2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 4.1 “Just the usual nerves and village disputes. Nothing malevolent.” “Charles?” Darcy watched as his friend, a telepath, flushed a little. The others had not remarked on it, but Darcy had noticed how little Charles actually spoke during his dances … Continue reading Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy & the Bewitched Sisters Chapter Four Part Two

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

Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters- Chapter Two part two

What does Elizabeth think of the Assembly and Darcy? Can they get along better in this magical world? While Jane and Bingley danced, Elizabeth sat out due to the absence of partners. She had not minded and was busy watching the new neighbors. Mr. Darcy had caught her eye early in the evening, and she … Continue reading Fantasy Friday- Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters- Chapter Two part two