Jane Austen on the UK banknote

Some websites of interest

The Jane Austen Society of North America

The Republic of Pemberley

The Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Places

Jane Austen’s House Museum

Chawton House

Some Jane Austen Blogs, Twitter feeds, etc.



Jane Austen’s World

Jane Austen Today

Austen Marriage

Sharp Elves Society: Jane Austen’s Shadow Stories

Fan Site for Jane Austen Movies and Television Shows , ranked by Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB page for Austen

Twitter Feeds: @JaneAustenHouse, @TheDailyAusten, @JaneAustenBath, @Austen Quotes, @Austentatious

YouTube: Oh, so very many! Have fun. Some favorites:  Black Girl in a Big Dress,  Getting Dressed: Jane Austen and her sister CassandraMr. Bingley’s Drunken Texts, Thug Notes on Emma and Pride and Prejudice

Webseries: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (2012), Welcome to Sanditon (2013), Emma Approved (2013-2014)

Jane Austen merchandise: On Etsy and Cafe Press

A very incomplete bibliography of texts of interest, including biographies, academic studies, and a brief selection of sequels, prequels, mashups, and fictional recreations of Austen’s life. You’ll quickly discover that certain writers (and presses) have made a career from the materials of Austen’s life and work. Some of the authors I prefer include Julia Barrett, Joan Aiken, Stephanie Barron, and Amanda Elyot.

Popular Jane Austen-inspired books from GoodReads


Paula Byrne, The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things (HarperCollins, 2014)
David Nokes, Jane Austen: a life (University of California Press, 1997)
Carol Shields, Jane Austen (Penguin, 2005; reprint 2001)
Kathryn Sutherland, Jane Austen: writer in the world (Bodleian Library, 2017)
Claire Tomalin, Jane Austen: a life (Knopf, 1999)
Lucy Worsley, Jane Austen at home: a biography (St. Martin’s Press, 2017)

Lush Annotated Editions Edited by Eminent Scholars from Harvard University Press

Emma (Ed. Bharat Tandon, 2012), Persuasion (Ed. Robert Morrison, 2011), Pride and Prejudice (Ed. Patricia Meyer Spacks, 2010), Northanger Abbey (Ed. Susan Wolfson, 2014), Sense and Sensibility (Ed. Patricia Meyer Spacks, 2013), and Mansfield Park (Ed. Deirdre Lynch, 2015)

The Austen Phenomenon

Roy and Lesley Adkins, Jane Austen’s England (Viking, 2014)
Emily Auerbach, Searching for Jane Austen (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006)
Rachel Brownstein, Why Jane Austen? (Columbia University Press, 2011)
Rachel Cohen, Austen Years: A Memoir in Five Novels (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020)Columbia University Press, 2011)
Jenny Davidson, Reading Jane Austen (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
William Deresiewicz, A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels taught me about Love, Friendship and the Things that Really Matter (Penguin, 2011)
Claire Harman, Jane’s Fame (Canongate, 2009)
Devoney Looser, The making of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins, 2017)
Deirdre Lynch, Janeites: Austen’s disciples and devotees (Princeton University Press, 2000)
Gabrielle Malcom, ed. Jane Austen: Fan Phenomena (Intellect Books, 2015)
Daniel Pool, What Jane Austen Knew Ate and Charles Dickens Knew (Simon and Schuster, 1994)
Joan Elizabeth Klingel Ray, et. al, eds. Jane Austen for Dummies (Wiley, John, and Sons, 2006)
Lori Smith, Jane Austen’s Guide to Life (Global Pequot Press, 2014)
Jon Spence, Becoming Jane Austen (MJF Books, 2000)
Kathryn Sutherland, Jane Austen’s Textual Lives (Oxford University Press, 2005)
Emma Campbell Webster, Lost in Austen: Create your own Jane Austen Adventure (Penguin, 2007)
Fay Weldon, Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen (Carroll & Graf, 1994)
Juliette Wells, Reading Austen in America (Bloomsbury, 2017)
Deborah Yaffe, Among the Janeites: a journey through the world of Jane Austen fandom (Mariner Books, 2013)

Fictional Accounts of Austen’s life

Syrie James, The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Harper Collins, 2007)
Barbara Ker Wilson, Lost Years of Jane Austen (Ulysses Press, 2009)
Cora Harrison, I was Jane Austen’s Best Friend (Random House, 2011). A Young Adult book.
Carolyn V. Murray, Jane by the Sea: Jane Austen’s Love Story (Sandcastle Press, 2015)

Jane Austen and film

Paula Byrne, The genius of Jane Austen: her love of theatre and why she works in Hollywood (Harper, 2017)
Linda Troost, et. al. eds. Jane Austen in Hollywood (University of Kentucky Press, 2000)
Suzanne Pucci and James Thompson, Jane Austen and Co.(SUNY New York Press, 2003)
Emma Thompson, The Sense and Sensibility Diaries (Newmarket Press, 2007)

Sequels and Retellings

Joan Aiken, Jane Fairfax: Jane Austen’s Emma, through Another’s Eyes (St. Martin’s Press, 1997); Aiken also has sequels of the other Austen novels, I particularly like Eliza’s Daughter and Mansfield Revisited
Marsha Altman, The Darcys and Bingleys (Sourcebooks, 2008), a continuing series. The most recent entry is The Last of the Wine: Pride and Prejudice Continues (Ulysses Press, 2015)
Elizabeth Aston, Mr. Darcy’s Daughters (Simon and Schuster, 2003), a continuing series
Julia Barrett, The Third Sister (on Sense and Sensibility) (Penguin, 1996); Barrett has also written other Austen sequels as well
Jo Baker, Longbourn (Knopf, 2013)
Linda Berdoll, Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife (originally The Bar Sinister) and Darcy and Elizabeth: Days and Nights at Pemberley (Sourcebooks 2004; 2006)
Diana Birchall, Mrs. Darcy’s Dilemma (Sourcebooks, 2008)
Katherine J. Chen, Mary B. (Random House, 2018)
Jane Dawkins, Letters from Pemberley (Chicken Soup Press, 1999)
Rebecca Ann Collins, The Legacy of Pemberley: The Acclaimed Pride and Prejudice Sequel Series. (Collects all 10 books in the series; Sourcebooks Landmark, 2010)
P.D. James, Death Comes to Pemberley (Knopf, 2011)
Janice Hadlow, The Other Bennet Sister (Henry Holt and Co., 2020) (about Mary Bennet)
Laura Hile, Mercy’s Embrace: So Rough a Course (about Elizabeth Elliot) (Wytherngate Press, 2009)
Colleen McCullough, The Independence of Miss Mary Bennett (2009)
Laaleen Sukhera, ed. Austenistan (Bloomsbury India, 2017)
Emma Tennant, Pemberley: or, Pride and Prejudice Continued (St. Martin’s Press, 2006); Tennant also has some other Austen sequels as well]

The Austen Project from HarperCollins

Curtis Sittenfield, Eligible (HarperCollins, 2016)
Alexander McCall Smith, Emma: A Modern Retelling (HarperCollins, 2015)
Val McDermid, Northanger Abbey (HarperCollins, 2014)
Joanna Trollope, Sense and Sensibillity (HarperCollins, 2014)

From the Hero’s Perspective

Amanda Grange, Captain Wentworth’s Diary (Penguin, 2008)
Amanda Grange, Colonel Brandon’s Diary (Penguin, 2009)
Amanda Grange, Mr. Darcy’s Diary (Sourcebooks, 2007))
Amanda Grange, Mr. Knightley’s Diary (Penguin, 2007)
Susan Kaye, Frederick Wentworth, Captain (2 vols)

Mashups and Parodies

Northanger Abbey and Angels and Demons (Vera Nazarian, 2011)
Mansfield Park and Mummies (Vera Nazarian, 2009)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Seth Grahame-Smith, Quirkbooks, 2008)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Steve Hockensmith, Quirkbooks, 2010) [a prequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dreadfully Ever After (Steve Hockensmith, Quirkbooks, 2011) [a sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies]
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel (2010)
Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Seth Grahame-Smith, Quirkbooks, 2008)
Abigail Reynolds and Susan Mason-Milks, Pride and Prejudice: the scenes Jane Austen never wrote (White Soup Press, 2013)

The Unusual

Jack Caldwell, Pemberley Ranch (Sourcebooks, 2010)
Beth OvermyerLady Catherine Says: 365 Tweets of Condescension (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2017)
Michelle Pillow, Pride and Prejudice: the Wild and Wanton Edition (Adams Media, 2011)
Heather Lynn Rigaud, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star (Sourcebooks, 2011)
Stefan Scheurmann, Say it Like Miss Austen: A Jane Austen Phrase Thesarus (Virtualbookworm.com, 2015)
Margaret Sullivan, The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England (Quirk Books, 2011)

Austen in the Modern Period

Elizabeth Aston, Writing Jane Austen (Touchstone, 2010)
Karen Boomebos, Undressing Mr. Darcy (Berkeley Trade, 2013)
Paula Marantz Cohen, Jane Austen in Boca and Jane Austen in Scarsdale (St. Martin’s Press, 2003)
Somali Dev, Pride and Prejudice and Other Flavors (William Morrow, 2019) and Recipe for Persuasion (William Morrow, 2020)
Victoria Connelly,
 Happy Birthday, Mr. Darcy (Austen Addicts #5; Cuthland Press, 2013)
Melissa de la Cruz, Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe (St. Martin’s Press, 2017)
Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary (Penguin, 1999), Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason (Penguin, 2001), Bridget Jones’s Guide to Life (Penguin, 2001), and Bridget Jones: Mad About a Boy (Knopf, 2013)
Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club (Penguin, 2005)
Natalie Jenner, The Jane Austen Society (St. Martin’s Press, 2020)
Cindy Jones, My Jane Austen Summer: a season in Mansfield Park (HarperCollins, 2011)
Shannon Hale, Austenland (Bloomsbury, 2007) and Midnight in Austenland (Bloomsbury, 2012)
Mary Jane Hathaway, Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits and Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs (Howard Books, 2014). From a series entitled Jane Austen Takes the South.
Laurie Horowitz, The Family Fortune (Harper Collins, 2007) [Retelling of Persuasion]
Syrie James, The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen (Berkley Trade, 2012)
Hillary Manton Lodge, Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility (Waterbrook, 2017)
Melissa Nathan, Pride and Prejudice and Jasmin Field (Avon Books, 2000) and Persuading Annie (HarperCollins, 2001)
Beth Patillo, Jane Austen Ruined My Life (Guideposts, 2009) and Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart (Ideals, 2010)
Alexandra Potter, Me and Mr. Darcy: A Novel (Random House, 2007)
Katherine Reay, The Austen Escape (Nelson Thomas, 2017)
Debra White Smith, Possibilities (The Jane Austen Series: A Contemporary Retelling of Persuasion (Baker Books, 2018)
Julia Sonneborn
By the Book (Gallery Books, 2018)
Rosalie StantonA Higher Education: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice (Wright & Pryce, 2018)

Time Travel

Laurie Brown, What Would Jane Austen Do? (Sourcebooks, 2009)
Amanda Elyot, By a Lady (Crown Publishing, 2006)
Kathleen Flynn, The Jane Austen Project (HarperCollins, 2017)
Sally Smith O’Rourke, The Man Who Loved Jane Austen (Kensington Publishing, 2009)
Laura Viera Rigler, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict and Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict (Penguin 2007; 2009)
Samantha Whitman, Ditching Mr. Darcy (CreateSpace, 2017)

Fantasy Jane Austen

Galen Beckett, The Magicians and Mrs. Quent (Bantam, 2008)
Maria Grace, Jane Austen’s Dragons Book Series (White Soup Press)
Abigail Reynolds, Mr. Darcy’s Enchantment (White Soup Press, 2018)
Elle Katharine White, Heartstone (Harper Voyager 2017) and Dragonshadow (2018)


Michael Thomas Ford, Jane Austen Bites Back (Random House, 2009) and Jane Goes Batty (2011)
Amanda Grange, Darcy, Vampyre (Sourcebooks, 2009)
Wayne Josephson, Emma and the Vampires (Sourcebooks, 2010)

Completed Unfinished Works

Charlotte (continued by Julia Barrett)
Sanditon (completed by Juliette Shapiro and Anne Telscombe)


Stephanie Barron, Jane Austen and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor (Bantam, 1996), with 10 more in the series following. The 11th book in the series is forthcoming.
Carrie Bebris, Pride and Prescience (first in a series of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mysteries, with at least four following; the latest places Mr. and Mrs. Darcy into the world of Emma)
Laura Levine, Killing Cupid: a Jaine Austen Mystery (Kensington, 2003) [Twelfth in the Jainie Austen Series; contemporary period]

Young Adult Titles

Veronica Bennett, Cassandra’s Sister: Growing up Jane Austen (Candlewick, 2007)
Deborah Hopkinson, Ordinary, extraordinary Jane Austen: the story of six novels, three notebooks, a writing box, and one clever girl (Balzer + Bray, 2018)
Mandy Hubbard, Prada and Prejudice (Razorbill, 2009)
Rosie Rushton, The Dashwood Sister’s Secrets of Love (Hyperion Books for Children, 2005) and Love, Lies, and Lizzie (Piccadilly Press, 2009)
Gill Hornby, The Girl with the Magic Pen (Short Books, 2005)
Marcia Williams, Lizzy Bennet’s Diary: Inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice (Candlewick Press, 2014)
Ibi Zoboi, Pride (HarperCollins, 2018)

Board Books from BabyLit: Pride and Prejudice: A BabyLit Counting Primer (2011) and Sense and Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer (2013), Goodnight Mr. Darcy (2014), Little People, Big Dreams: Jane Austen (2018)

Marvell Illustrated Classic Editions of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. Link to copies of Pride and Prejudice available on AbeBooks.com.

Awesomely Austen — Illustrated and Retold, from Hatchette Children’s Group

Margaret SullivanJane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Covers (Quirk Books, 2014), as well multiple coloring books, including this one

The Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection: Six BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisations (voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, and Julie McKenzie)

Board Games

Jane Austen’s Matchmaker 

The Jane Game: A Jane Austen Trivia Game

Marrying Mr. Darcy Board Game (with expansion packs)

Online Role-Playing Games

Ever, Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austen

Good Society: A Jane Austen Roleplaying Game (raising funds)

Jane Austen Games: a website dedicated to listing all video games inspired by Austen