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

Tuesday Trivia–Northanger Abbey

Halloween is in just a few days, so it seems fitting to make this Tuesday Trivia about the book in which Jane Austen satirized gothic novels. Let me know if you knew any of the factoids below about Northanger Abbey! Northanger Abbey was published posthumously in 1817 in a two-volume set with Persuasion. It was … Continue reading Tuesday Trivia–Northanger Abbey

Theme Thursday– Opening lines

I bet you know a few of Jane Austen's opening lines. Critics will tell you the first sentence of a novel is crucial, even in a world where readers are browsing in the book stores and picking up books at random less and less. Today's online buyer will typically select the genre and category before … Continue reading Theme Thursday– Opening lines

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

Fantasy Friday–Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters Chapter Five

I've decided that posting in small chunks wasn't working for me. From now on, I will be posting an entire chapter once a month. Previous posts: 1.1 / 1.2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.3 Chapter Five Two hours later, Jane and Elizabeth sat with Mr. Bennet … Continue reading Fantasy Friday–Mr. Darcy and the Bewitched Sisters Chapter Five

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