Notes on Jane Austen and Her Time Period

My historical novels include two tributes to Austen's novels and a tribute to Samuel Richardson's Pamela.

Austen Tributes
Persuadable, my tribute to Austen's Persuasion, is told from the point of view of the "villains," Mr. Elliot and Mrs. Clay. They view the protagonists and antagonists of Austen's last novel with wry appraisal and insightful commentary. 

A Man of Few Words is my tribute to Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice. It is told from the highly reserved Darcy's point of view and seeks to explain WHY this uncommunicative man does the things he does.

Pamela Tribute
In my omnibus volume, The Gentleman & the Rake, the "rake" refers to Mr. B from Samuel Richardson's Pamela (the "gentleman" is Darcy). Mr. B's novella, Mr. B Speaks! begins the omnibus and details his defense for seducing the novel's heroine. 

Each of these works involved research into the social environment of eighteenth and nineteenth century England. Notes regarding issues such as pregnancy, traveling, and scandal have been grouped into three categories. Links to these notes are listed below and to the right of the page:

Notes for Mr. B Speaks! (Eighteenth Century)

Notes for A Man of Few Words (Nineteenth Century)

Notes for Persuadable (Nineteenth Century)