Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jane Austen

Today, 18 July, is the anniversary of Jane Austen's death. The 195th anniversary to be precise. Although she only wrote six novels, her books have inspired and influenced more writers in the past 40 years than her more prolific contemporaries. An entire genre of books, comedy of manners novels, was inspired by Jane Austen's books. All of my books, as well as those of nearly every other traditional Regency romance author, are comedy of manners novels.

To honor Jane Austen, the Austen Only website has posted an article showing memorials of Jane Austen here.

What is your favorite Jane Austen novel? Depending on when you ask, mine is either Persuasion or Sense and Sensibility.

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