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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Fun article about the evolution of the regency romance

"Austen, of course, was describing with her sharp eye a very specific slice of her own time. But it didn’t take long for her era to become a stock literary setting, providing fodder for the “Silver Fork” novels of the 1830s and Thackery’s Vanity Fair. It took Georgette Heyer to turn the Regency the period into the Regency the subgenre."


Totally worth reading if you're interested in Austen, Heyer or romance novels in general.