Ne 27 srpna 2023
Does anyone have some invaluable resources for writing that they would like to share? Here are some of mine:
Every named character in every Austen novel (made these myself, excel and PDF format)
Comprehensive timelines for:
Mollands for public domain illustrations: https://www.mollands.net/etexts/index.html
And of course, I always have the Gutenberg project version of every novel open on my computer for reference!
Online Etymology Dictionary for checking language use.
I like to use the searchable copies of the books on The Republic of Pemberley, which also has a lot of other resources, if you look around.
The Regency Encylopedia, alas, has been down for some time, but Jane Austen's World often has good information, and an old, little-known blog that's great for historical research is the Regency Redingote.
I use https://idiomsorigins.com to check whether an idiom or turn of phrase would be era appropriate. However, I've been surprised sometimes by idioms that aren't there.
https://Georgette-heyer.com/slang for regency cant and expressions.
I also have Louise Allen's book “Regency Slang Revealed” that organizes and indexes Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. This book is so interesting and kind of hilarious!
I write in British English, so I use https://dictionary.cambridge.org to check British spelling if I'm unsure.