Tag Archive: Pride and Prejudice

Feb 23 2017

Snowbound at Hartfield Chapter 13

A Jane Austen Mashup Short Story. What happens when Emma meets Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice? A courtship for Elizabeth Elliot perhaps?  Find other chapters HERE.  Just after dawn the next morning, Fitzwilliam paced along the base of the great stairs, looking for all the world like Darcy waiting for his female Fitzwilliam cousins to be ready …

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Feb 21 2017

Providing for young ladies’ future in Jane Austen’s World

How did dowries provide for a young woman’s future? A Woman’s Dowry Though Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Bennet referred to dowries as “bribes to worthless young men to marry his daughters,” dowries were more commonly considered a means by which a responsible family compensated a husband for their daughter’s lifelong upkeep. How’s that for a romantic notion?  Dowries …

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Feb 16 2017

Snowbound at Hartfield Chapter 12

  A Jane Austen Mashup Short Story. What happens when Emma meets Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice? A courtship for Elizabeth Elliot perhaps?  Find other chapters HERE. And if you’d rather read it all in one sitting, click here and you can find it on Amazon. Darcy, Bennet, Knightley and Fitzwilliam sat in the parlor, waiting …

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Feb 09 2017

Snowbound at Hartfield Chapter 11

  A Jane Austen Mashup Short Story. What happens when Emma meets Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice? A courtship for Colonel Fitzwilliam perhaps?  Find other chapters HERE. And if you’d rather read it all in one sitting, click here and you can find it on Amazon. Elizabeth sniffled and dabbed her sore nose with a handkerchief. …

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Feb 07 2017

Marriage and Coverture in Jane Austen’s World

It’s hard to believe how different women’s lives were in Austen’s day. Marriage and coverture, a legal concept, effectively took away her personhood. The Concept of Coverture In 1765, William Blackstone presented a common man’s language interpretation of English law. He explained the law’s approach to women’s legal existence and rights in marriage which remained largely unchanged until the …

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