Original Janeites were curiously, male dominant. With such worthy members such as, Rudyard Kipling, E. M. Forster, Sir Walter Scott and Benjamin Disraeli. After WW l, Austen went through a period of adulation that bordered sainthood. Scholars started to deride the Janeites as people who admired her in the "wrong" way. A little like the Trekkies vs. Trekkers. Now we, who admire all thing Jane, consider ourselves, scholarly time-travelers. If you are a Janite you can play the game on facebook...Jane Austen's Rogues & Romance.
As mentioned on Day A, I am a fan and I plan to make that pilgrimage to Chawton some day. I have read her books, read many of the books about her and watched the movies. I have even tried to write like her. You can read my feeble attempts under the tab Charlotte's story at the top of my web page. However, I am only an Janeite in the summer months, the rest of the year I obsess about other things.