JAFF Resources

Ne 27 srpna 2023

(the reddit thread of the same name by RoseIsBadWolf)

Does anyone have some invaluable resources for writing that they would like to share? Here are some of mine:

Budgets that show the cost of living near Jane Austen's time

Every named character in every Austen novel (made these myself, excel and PDF format)

Comprehensive timelines for:

Sense & Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Emma, and Pride & Prejudice (and another)

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.


See these posts on the Regency Era on Reddit by /u/Basic_Bichette:

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