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Jane Austen's World

This Jane Austen blog brings Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th C. historical details related to this topic.

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Jane Austen on the GoVicIMG_0072sylvesterindexoverdrivelibrivoxplayawayfavorite podcast

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:26:18 +0000

Dear Readers, Once again I found myself traveling between Richmond and Baltimore to visit family. In theory, the route over I-95 should take only 2 hours and 45 minutes. Hah! This time the trip took 5 hours due to heavy traffic and a thunderstorm or two. While driving, I love to listen to my favorite […](image)

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Exploring Jane Austen’s PrayersVicThe Prayers of Jane AustenAusten Framed PrayerSteventon Plaque (1)Interior Steventon ChurchHelen LeFroy Winchester Cathedral

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:11:40 +0000

Exploring Jane Austen’s Prayers, by Rachel Dodge As we reflect this month on the beautiful written treasures Jane Austen left behind her in this world, we also celebrate the wonderful life that she lived. Though she has been gone 200 years now, her novels are a continual gift we can enjoy again and again. And […](image)

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A Discussion With Meg Kerr, Author of DevotionVicDevotionMeg Kerr

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:22:07 +0000

Hello readers at Jane Austen’s World! My name is Meg Kerr, and I’m thrilled to be here with you. First, I’d like to thank Vic for allowing me to contribute this guest post on my new book, Devotion. Devotion explores events after Pride and Prejudice ends through fan-favourite characters including Georgiana Darcy and Mrs. Bennet. […](image)

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Ice Cream in July During the Georgian Recipe hands

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 23:19:22 +0000

Gentle Reader, This week marks the July 4th holiday in the U.S., which means family gatherings, outdoor picnics, firework celebrations, and, most of all, ice cream! This delicious treat became more and more common at the turn of the 19th century when the method of transporting and storing great big blocks of ice over long […](image)

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Jane Austen and Duck EggsVicegg sizes3 eggschawton-cottage-garden_wikimediaduck eggs from great british chefs

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 02:25:00 +0000

Last week a colleague at work, who lives in one of the prettier areas of rural Virginia, brought a dozen duck eggs to work. She had purchased them from a local farmer. Several of us pounced on these exotic avian gifts, since most of us obtain eggs from the lowly chicken from local grocers. Curiosity […](image)

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A Visit to Bath: Tony GrantVicdukes hotel vic

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:50:41 +0000

Dear reader, Jane Austen and the Georgian city of Bath are closely entwined throughout her novels and later life. Tony Grant’s contributions regarding Bath have been vitally important to me and this blog. His thoughts, images, and insights have enhanced my posts about this topic. Tony has generously allowed me to link to his popular […](image)

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Greetings and Gestures in Austen’s Novels, by Rachel DodgeVicScreen Shot 2017-06-03 at 7.37.24 PM

Sun, 04 Jun 2017 10:30:19 +0000

Understanding the subtle nuances behind formal introductions and customary greetings during Jane Austen’s lifetime is a lot of fun, and it can provide a unique level of insight into her books. The reason: Austen uses breaches of etiquette and manners as commentaries on her characters. In her book Those Elegant Decorums, Jane Nardin says, “In […](image)

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Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:30:46 +0000

This blog has lain idle for a little over a year, but I plan to resurrect it. For the time being, I’ll add one or two posts per month until I am able to devote more time to my favorite author again. I am pleased to announce that this year’s first post (by Rachel Dodge […](image)

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On My Bookshelf: My first Jane Austen novelsVicIMG_2308IMG_2315IMG_2313IMG_2317c201d9ce8c21c05acce03e14d356d677IMG_2315 copy

Fri, 27 May 2016 00:33:08 +0000

A local historical society will be hosting a book sale this weekend to raise funds. I am finally ready to part with a substantial number of some of my most beloved books (art, art history, English literature, nature books, etc). The first three Jane Austen novels I purchased sat forgotten on the top shelf – […](image)

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Terriers in the 18th & 19th CenturiesViccody waitsgeorge_armfield_a2792_terriers_rabbitingOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sun, 22 May 2016 22:03:34 +0000

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.”- Sir Walter Scott, 1825 My beloved Cody died in my arms this week.  He was put to sleep to relieve his pain from cancer and pancreatitis. He’s […](image)

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A Walk Through Chawton, Jane Austen’s HomeVicGoogle mapThe Great Housecar parkSight screen on the cricket pitchjunctionThrough the windowtreesview from chawton cottageThe two Cassandraschawtoncottage_chawtonhouseSelborne Rd

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:52:18 +0000

Inquiring readers, In celebration of the 200 year anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Emma, frequent contributor, Tony Grant, visited Chawton House to view a special exhibit. Read his post about the exhibit on Jane Austen in Vermont in this link. Tony reserved a slew of photos for this blog and added his commentary. […](image)

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