In My Mailbox ~ ‘Jane Austen’s Regency World’





The latest issue [ May / June 2009, No. 39] of Jane Austen’s Regency World showed up in my mailbox the other day ~ always a happy occasion ~ and cram-packed with great articles:










GUEST ESSAY-   Dr. Andrew Norman on “Jane’s Demon Lover”   [Norman is the author of Jane Austen: an Unrequited Love] – he posits that perhaps the large gap in Austen’s letters to her sister between 1801 and 1804 may be due to Austen and Cassandra having had a falling out … all over a man of course…

HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE MARIA -The Prince and Mrs Fitzherbert – the Royal mistress who refused to keep quiet  [Pictured on the cover of the new issue is Maria Fitzherbert, the not-so-secret wife of the future King George IV]

PRIDE & PREJUDICE & ZOMBIES – Read Joc Bury’s review of the controversial new book

TAKING A PEEK – Regency erotica revealed – is our image of Georgian morals tainted by Victorian values?

JANE’ S JUVENILIA – Publishing Jane’s early writing

BETWEEN THE COVERS – Sue Wilkes on Regency women’s magazines  – were they saucy or sermonizing?

Also in this issue:

  • Vote for the Regency World Awards 
  • The new educational facility at Jane Austen’s House Museum
  •  Maggie Lane looks at openness and reserve in Jane’s writing
  • Tom Lefroy’s enthusiasm for white coats and Tom Jones
  • JASNA’s Susan Allen Ford on “Elegant Extracts”
  • and all the usual informative regular features

For more information or to subscribe, see the Jane Austen Magazine at the Jane Austen Centre website; the Centre’s online newsletter has also just been released  [and also see the magazine’s new website at Jane Austen’s  [though this seems to not be up to date with the latest issue]]