From Fan Fic to “Murder at Mansfield Park”: Because We Want More

I have been thinking about the appeal of derivative Jane Austen novels. Some of these fall into the “The Continuing Adventures of [Favorite Character]” while others can be described as “[Favorite Jane Austen Novel] With [Supernatural Element].” The latter can … Continue reading

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The Romance of the Regency: Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, and Silver Fork Novels

I discovered Georgette Heyer in high school, after reading an entire issue of the fanzine Niekas devoted to it, somewhere around 1967-8. At that time I hadn’t yet read Jane Austen, though I’d loved historical novels ever since I checked … Continue reading

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