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Regency Men's Fashion

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Regency Men's Fashion By J.A.HorrocksWhat was the style of Regency men's fashion worn by the male characters of Jane Austen's famous novels. Jane Austen wrote about people - their characters and situations, she did not regale the reader with too much detail about what a character is wearing, a trait I often find so annoying with modern authors. With Jane it is the conversations held and the subsequent behaviour which conveys the character's personality and the plot. I am not really interested in what designer brand can be slipped in to a novel - does it advance the plot? When...

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The Novels of Jane Austen

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The Novels of Jane Austen by J.A. Horrocks Publication Dates of Jane Austen's Novels1811 - Sense & SensibilityThis novel began in 1795-6 as 'Elinor & Marianne', rewritten and renamed as 'Sense & Sensibility' in 1797-8, with later revision in 1809.1813 - Pride & PrejudiceWritten in 1797 as 'First Impressions', rewritten and renamed in 1809.1814 - Mansfield ParkJane began writing this in 1811.1816 - EmmaWriting began in 1814.1818 - Northanger AbbeyThis novel began life as 'Susan' in 1798 therefore one of Jane earliest works. Jane sold it in 1803 to the publisher Richard Crosby, with no sales Jane eventually bought it...

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Pride And Prejudice Fanfiction

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Pride & Prejudice By J.A HorrocksJane Austen's novel Pride & Prejudice has become one of English literature's finest pieces of work, a personal favourite of mine telling the story of Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy's initial dislike to eventual affection. In the novel we meet the Bennet family, a large family of five girls who reside at Longbourne and we are immediately introduced to Mrs. Bennet whose sole purpose in life is to find suitable husbands for all her daughters, the Longbourne estate being entailed to a distant cousin on the death of Mr. Bennet. With the arrival of two very eligible...

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GoFundMe - JANE AUSTEN'S HOUSE MUSEUM

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Pride & Prejudice Jane Austen House Roof Repairs On Sunday I read an article in the Telegraph published on the 24th October 2020 titled,'Jane Austen’s home faces financial ruin just like her characters as failing roof threatens to let water in'https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/10/24/jane-austens-home-faces-financial-ruin-just-like-characters/ 'Austen lovers  have been asked to sponsor one of the 30,000 tiles on the 17th century house’s roof in order to fund vital repairs' At thejaneasutenshop we are trying to raise £15000 that will go straight to the Jane Austen's House Museum charity. I have set up a charitable GoFundMe page  for customers to donate to. Please see link...

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Jane Austen's Regency Christmas

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By J. A. Horrocks What would a regency Christmas have been like? From research it seems quite similar to today, lots of eating and drinking, entertaining, family visits and fun. The Georgian times were renowned for opulence, led in no small part by the reigning monarch George III and later by his son the Prince Regent. The time of Puritans and the loss of Christmas indulgences were now long forgotten. Roasted turkey, mutton and venison followed by rich, creamy festive rice pudding and fruity plum pudding, candlelit dinners, singing and charades, this would be a typical Georgian Christmas and one...

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