Hold on to your butts, blog readers. I have a frightfully fun Friday Five just for you. Murder! Bath bombs! Anatomical Venus! Poison! Salem!
Though she left this mortal coil in 1817, Jane Austen continues be an influence today. From adaptations of “Emma” (see: “Clueless”) to her most famous work (“Pride and Prejudice), Austen continues to be celebrated not only in her native England, but all over the world. Recently, a provocative question has been posed: Did Jane Austen die of arsenic poisoning?