Tag: Jane Austen

Literature

The Best Jane Austen Poems Everyone Should Read

Jane Austen is best-known as the author of six classic full-length novels and, to a lesser extent, the author of a handful of shorter (often unfinished) novellas. But Jane Austen (1775-1817) was also an occasional poet, and even though Austen’s poems are not as celebrated as her fiction, it helps […]

Literature

Lois Austen-Leigh’s Incredible Crime

In this week’s Dispatches from the Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle returns to the Golden Age of detective fiction with this crime classic Before Colin Dexter breathed new life into the genre with his Inspector Morse novels published from 1975 onwards, the Oxbridge crime novel was already a sizeable subgenre […]