Courting couples during Jane Austen's day were familiar with the practice of exchanging valentines, often handmade (not everyone could afford to surprise their true love with a piano, after all! #FrankChurchillissoextra). From her earliest works, Jane Austen has had a fascination with her society and the implications of love and marriage. Her juvenilia is filled with some of the most over-the-top stories in her catalog, inspiring these valentines for you to share with your beloved or BFF.
Want more? We got 'em! See Zeina Makky's post from two years ago!
Speaking of love. . .we'd love to see you at JASP2023, June 15-18!
See here for our tentative schedule!