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An enthusiastic amateur discusses Jane Austen's novels chapter by chapter. All are welcome whether you have a fancy degree or not.

The Amateur Austenite Frances Duncan

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An enthusiastic amateur discusses Jane Austen's novels chapter by chapter. All are welcome whether you have a fancy degree or not.

    Northanger Abbey Chapter 1

    Northanger Abbey Chapter 1

    Emma is joining me on the odd chapters. In this episode we discuss heroines, Mary Su characters, we discover a mistake in an end note and do a brief run down of the history of the publication of Northanger Abbey.


    Want to join the next book club? The Jane Austen Society of Aotearoa New Zealand will be discussing Emma July-October 2024

    If you'd like to support the podcast and hear episodes early you can donate on Ko-fi
    You can find Frances on Twitter, Instagram or at her website

    • 15 min
    Northanger Abbey Chapter 2

    Northanger Abbey Chapter 2

    Amme joins me to discuss:
    - Why you shouldn’t name your child after a virtue
    - Fae bargains
    - The rules for taking someone to a mosh pit for the first time
    - What accessory Catherine is
    - The real "truth universally acknowledged"


    Want to join the next book club? The Jane Austen Society of Aotearoa New Zealand will be discussing Emma July-October 2024

    If you'd like to support the podcast and hear episodes early you can donate on Ko-fi
    You can find Frances on Twitter, Instagram or at her website

    • 12 min
    Northanger Abbey Chapter 4

    Northanger Abbey Chapter 4

    Amme and I discuss:
    - The pump room
    - True friendship
    - The Thorpes
    - Is Catherine gay?

    Amme mentions Daniel Fox on Instagram (his hell videos are worth a watch too)


    Want to join the next book club? The Jane Austen Society of Aotearoa New Zealand will be discussing Emma July-October 2024

    If you'd like to support the podcast and hear episodes early you can donate on Ko-fi
    You can find Frances on Twitter, Instagram or at her website

    • 9 min
    Northanger Abbey Chapter 5

    Northanger Abbey Chapter 5

    Emma and I discuss the duties of friendship, Austen's defence of novels, and whether conflict is necessary

    We mention a lot of books:
    Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
    The Child that Books Built by Francis Spufford
    The Beach Trap by Ali Brady
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    The History of England by Jane Austen (from the Juvenilia)
    Fredrick and Elfrida by Jane Austen (from the Juvenilia)


    Want to join the next book club? The Jane Austen Society of Aotearoa New Zealand will be discussing Emma July-October 2024

    If you'd like to support the podcast and hear episodes early you can donate on Ko-fi
    You can find Frances on Twitter, Instagram or at her website

    • 19 min
    Northanger Abbey Chapter 6

    Northanger Abbey Chapter 6

    In this episode we discuss:
    -How to pronounce Udolpho
    -Jane Austen’s impact on random books still existing 200 years later
    Amme praises the letter format and defines “pick me girls”

    Amme mentions:
    Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn


    Want to join the next book club? The Jane Austen Society of Aotearoa New Zealand will be discussing Emma July-October 2024

    If you'd like to support the podcast and hear episodes early you can donate on Ko-fi
    You can find Frances on Twitter, Instagram or at her website

    • 10 min
    Northanger Abbey Chapter 7

    Northanger Abbey Chapter 7

    Emma and I discuss how John Thorpe is the worst and Jane Austen's love of tall men.


    Want to join the next book club? The Jane Austen Society of Aotearoa New Zealand will be discussing Emma July-October 2024

    If you'd like to support the podcast and hear episodes early you can donate on Ko-fi
    You can find Frances on Twitter, Instagram or at her website

    • 14 min

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