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Best Jane Austen Books You Should Read

There are countless Jane Austen courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Sense and Sensibility (1965)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadUnabridged, Classics CL58…
Author(s): Jane Austen

2. The Complete Novels (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (2006)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should Read  Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Here in one volume are her seven great novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, Austen vividly portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage—marriage for love, for financial security, for social…
Author(s): Jane Austen, Karen Joy Fowler

3. Emma (2003)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadRare book…
Author(s): Jane Austen

4. Pride and Prejudice (2002)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadFew have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet in Austen’s beloved classic Pride and Prejudice. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows us the folly of judging by first impressions and…
Author(s): Jane Austen, Tony Tanner

5. Northanger Abbey (Oxford World’s Classics) by Jane Austen (1-Mar-1998) Paperback ()

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks; New edition edition (Mar. 1998) (1600) ASIN: B011T891NS Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 963 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,208,845 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1600

6. Persuasion (1984)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Bantam Books(Classic & Loveswept) (April 1984) ISBN-10: 9994728547 ISBN-13: 978-9994728541 Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 1,024 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,080,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #251832 in Classic Literature & Fiction Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jane Austen

7. Persuasion (2018)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadPersuasion is the last novel fully completed by Jane Austen. It was published at the end of 1817, six months after her death.The story concerns Anne Elliot, a young Englishwoman of 27 years, whose family is moving to lower their expenses and get out of debt, at the same time as the wars come to an end, putting sailors on shore. They rent their home to an Admiral and his wife. The wife’s brother, Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth, had been engaged to Anne in 1806, and now they meet again, both single and unattached, after no contact in more than seven years….
Author(s): Jane Austen

8. Jane Austen: A Life (1999)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadAt her death in 1817, Jane Austen left the world six of the most beloved novels written in English—but her shortsighted family destroyed the bulk of her letters; and if she kept any diaries, they did not survive her.  Now acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin, author of A Life of My Own, has filled the gaps in the record, creating a remarkably fresh and convincing portrait of the woman and the writer. While most Austen biographers have accepted the assertion of Jane’s brother Henry that “My dear Sister’s life was not a life of events,” Tomalin shows that, on the contrary, Austen’s…
Author(s): Claire Tomalin

9. Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” (Critical Studies) by Isobel Armstrong (1988-09-05) ()

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadPaperback Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; Reissue edition (1988-09-05) (1800) ASIN: B017MYMEFK Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 900 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,176,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Jan 1, 1800

10. Emma (2015)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadEmma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. The novel was first published in December 1815. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates a lively comedy of manners among her characters. Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” In the first sentence she introduces the title character as “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich.” Emma is spoiled, headstrong, and…
Author(s): Jane Austen

11. The Jane Austen Project: A Novel (2017)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadPerfect for fans of Jane Austen, this engrossing debut novel offers an unusual twist on the legacy of one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved authors: two researchers from the future are sent back in time to meet Jane and recover a suspected unpublished novel.London, 1815: Two travelers—Rachel Katzman and Liam Finucane—arrive in a field in rural England, disheveled and weighed down with hidden money. Turned away at a nearby inn, they are forced to travel by coach all night to London. They are not what they seem, but rather colleagues who have come back in time from a…
Author(s): Kathleen A. Flynn

12. She Said It Best: Jane Austen: Wit & Wisdom to Color & Display (2017)

Best Jane Austen Books You Should ReadJane Austen is one of the most beloved authors of all time, and her wit and wisdom transcends the classic literature classroom to resonate with women of all walks of life. For everyone who has dreamed of meeting her Mr. Darcy, we present a coloring book featuring Jane’s most profound, witty, and insightful quotes, along with art to color.Sample quotations include:“It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”“We are all fools in love.”“I was quiet, but I was not blind.”This clever and lovely coloring book series combines quotations from beloved wise women with beautiful black-and-…
Author(s): Kimma Parish

Best Jane Austen Books You Should Read

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The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern

Author(s): Robert Morrison
Publisher: W. W. Norton, Year: 2019, Size: 38 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2367371

The Language of Jane Austen

Author(s): Joe Bray
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2204072

The Architecture of Space-Time in the Novels of Jane Austen

Author(s): Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann
Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251590

Jane Austen and Performance

Author(s): Marina Cano
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676102

Women and ‘Value’ in Jane Austen’s Novels: Settling, Speculating and Superfluity

Author(s): Lynda A. Hall
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676542

Jane Austen and the Victorian Heroine

Author(s): Cheryl A. Wilson, Jane Austen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2134875

Novel Destinations: A Travel Guide to Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen’s Bath to Ernest Hemingway’s Key West, 2nd Edition

Author(s): Shannon McKenna Schmidt, Joni Rendon
Publisher: National Geographic Society, Year: 2017, Size: 33 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2337870

Who Was Jane Austen?

Author(s): Sarah Fabiny; Jerry Hoare
Publisher: Penguin Workshop, Year: 2017, Size: 63 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2371496

The Submerged Plot and the Mother’s Pleasure from Jane Austen to Arundhati Roy

Author(s): Kelly A. Marsh
Publisher: Ohio State University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1511448

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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