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[1775-1817]

              

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                  color portrait of author Jane Austen [1775-1817] in a pale blue dress


“My idea of good company is . . . clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation.”

“A large income is the best recipe for happiness.”

“I must learn to be content with being happier than I deserve.”

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house
of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” ~~ in "Pride & Prejudice"

“One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” ~~ in "Emma"

signature of Jane Austen [1775-1817]


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Jane Austen entry at Wikipedia
Jane Austen Timeline at Wikipedia
browse Jane Austen Store {returns 230+ titles} at Amazon

Jane Austen credits as writer [70+ titles since 1938] at Internet Movie Database
conflicting credit listings for character 'Jane Austen': list #1 {27 films}list #2 {13 films}

Primary  Works
31 audio & e-text files (in English & other languages) of works by Jane Austen at Project Gutenberg
650+ e-text files of works by or about Jane Austen at Internet Archive

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen book from Wordsworth  "The Complete Novels of Jane Austen" in one volume [2005]
includes "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "Northanger Abbey", "Persuasion" and "Lady Susan"
Wordsworth Editions 9¼x6 pb [2/2005] for $9.99
Wordsworth Editions 9½x6 hardcover [9/2007] for $12.99
Jane Austen Seven Novels book from Barnes & Noble  "Jane Austen: Seven Novels" in one volume [2007]
beautiful leatherbound Collector's Edition includes same seven novels as just above
Barnes & Noble 9½x6¼x2½" wide (4 pounds!) hardcover [2007] out of print/50+ used
Complete Novels of Jane Austen book from Knickerbocker Classics  "The Complete Novels of Jane Austen" in one volume [2013]
from Knickerbocker Classics

Race Point Publng 10x6¾x2¾" wide (4.8 pounds!) slipcover hardcover [1/2013] for $26.18
Jane Austen Complete Works hardcover boxed set from Penguin Classics  "Jane Austen: The Complete Works" boxed set [2015]
from Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics 8¼x5½ hardcover boxed set [11/2015] 7 volumes for $92.99 {sic}
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  "Sense and Sensibility" [1811]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sense_and_Sensibility

"Sense & Sensibility" 7-part mini-series [1981]
starring Irene Richard & Tracey Childs

"Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility" [Columbia 1995] dir by ang lee

"I Have Found It" [India May 2000]
original title "Kandukondain Kandukondain (I Have Seen, I Have Seen)"
I Have Found It / Kandukondain Kandukondain movie from India  A Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" focusing on two sisters of opposite temperaments and three men who court them • Adapted & directed by Rajiv Menon; Tamil dialogue by Sujatha; music by A.R. Rahmnan; starring Tabu (Hashmi) & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Kino Lorber Films widescreen color DVD w/English subtitles [1/2005] for $17.70
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie w/English subtitles [6/2011 upload; 2:38:08] online at YouTube


      "Pride and Prejudice" [1813]
novel entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0199535566/
"Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice" [4/2016] by Curtis Sittenfeld Random House 9781400068326

Helen Jerome's 1936 stage adaptation
1959 Broadway musical "First Impressions" starring Polly Bergen, Farley Granger & Hermione Gingold
"Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: The New Musical" [2008] debuted in Rochester, New York

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice_(1940_film) starring Greer Garson & Laurence Olivier

"Pride & Prejudice" 5-part mini-series [1980] starring Elizabeth Garvie
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice_(1980_TV_serial)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_and_Prejudice_(1995_TV_series)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pride_%26_Prejudice_(2005_film) starring Keira Knightley & Matthew Macfadyen

http://www.amazon.com/Bride-Prejudice-Aishwarya-Rai/dp/B00094AS9U/

"From Prada To Nada" [Pantelion Films Jan 2011]
From Prada To Nada movie  A Latina version of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" set mostly in East Los Angeles. "A riches to rags story" The lives of two spoiled sisters in Beverly Hills are upended when their father suddenly dies, leaving them penniless. They are forced to move in with their estranged aunt who lives in the barrio in East Los Angeles . . . • Directed by Angel Gracia; starring Camilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Wilmer Valderrama, Kuno Becker & Adriana Barraza
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [5/2011] for $16.64
LionsGate widescreen color DVD [5/2011] for $14.99
full credits at IMDb


"Mansfield Park" [1814]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mansfield_Park
"Mansfield Park" 6-part mini-series [1983] starring Sylvestra Le Touzel


  "Emma: A Novel in Three Volumes" [1815]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_(novel)

"Emma" 6-part mini-series [1972] starring Doran Godwin

"Emma: A Modern Retelling" [4/2015] by Alexander McCall Smith
http://www.amazon.com/Emma-Modern-Retelling-Austen-Project/dp/0804197954/


"Northanger Abbey" [written 1803, rev 1817, posthumous 1817]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northanger_Abbey
"Northanger Abbey" 88-minute TV movie [1987] starring Katharine Schlesinger


  "Persuasion" [posthumous 1817]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persuasion_(novel)
"Persuasion" 5-part mini-series [1971] starring Ann Firbank


"Sanditon" unfinished novel [written 1817, published 1925]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanditon

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Other  Works

"Lady Susan / The Watsons / Sanditon" [3/1975]
https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Susan-Pilgrim-Classics-Annotated-ebook/dp/B01F25JVJI/
https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Susan-Watsons-Sanditon/dp/0140431020/

"The History of England" [written 1791, first published 1993] by Jane Austen, Illustrated by Cassandra Austen
1993 Facsimile Edition with Introduction by A.S. Byatt, A Note On The Text by Deirdre Le Faye
https://www.amazon.com/History-England-Classic-60s/dp/0146001559/
https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Austens-History-England-Austen/dp/1565120558/

"Lady Susan" [written 1794, first published 1871] is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Susan

"The Watsons" []

"Love and Friendship and Other Early Works" [first published 1922]

"Plan of A Novel: According To Hints From Various Quarters" [written 1816, first published 1926]
a satirical guide to writing the perfect novel

"What Would Jane Do?: Quips and Wisdom From Jane Austen" [9/2014] by Potter Style
https://www.amazon.com/What-Would-Jane-Do-Wisdom/dp/080418562X/

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Movies  &  Television

Jane Austen credits as writer [70+ titles since 1938] at Internet Movie Database
conflicting credit listings for character 'Jane Austen': list #1 {27 films}list #2 {13 films}

The Complete Jane Austen Collection DVD box set from B.B.C.  "The Complete Jane Austen Collection" DVD Box Set [2010]
B.B.C. Home Ent. color DVD set [1/2010] 6 disks for $25.99
contains six TV shows from BBC-TV's Masterpiece Theatre: "Persuasion" 5-part mini-series [1971] starring Ann Firbank; "Emma" 6-part mini-series [1972] starring Doran Godwin; "Pride & Prejudice" 5-part mini-series [1980] starring Elizabeth Garvie; "Sense & Sensibility" 7-part mini-series [1981] starring Irene Richard & Tracey Childs; "Mansfield Park" 6-part mini-series [1983] starring Sylvestra Le Touzel; and "Northanger Abbey" 88-minute TV movie [1987] starring Katharine Schlesinger

"Jane Austen In Manhattan" [indep U.K. July 1980, USA Nov 1981]
Produced by Ismail Merchant; directed by James Ivory; written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, based in part on works of Jane Austen [1775-1817];
starring Anne Baxter, Robert Powell, Michael Wager, Kurt Johnson & Sean Young • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Becoming Jane" [2007] Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmd-ej9Hx20


Stageplays,  Other  Media

Jane Austen Action Figure from Archie McPhee  Jane Austen Action Figure [2015] from Accoutrements
5½" (14 cm) tall hard vinyl figure [2015] for $11.61
Made in China for novelties company Archie McPhee,
so lesser quality can be expected; hard vinyl figure
with a book and quill as accessories

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Jane Austen Adult Colouring Book by Anita Rundles  "Jane Austen Adult Colouring Book, with 55 Removable Coloring Plates"
[2016] Illustrations by Anita Rundles

Harry N. Abrams 8x6 pb [6/2016] for $8.72
Harry N. Abrams U.K. edition 8x6 pb [6/2016] for $12.91

Kindle  Editions
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Jane Austen Collection 18 Works in Kindle format from Doma Publishing House  "Jane Austen Collection: 18 Works" for Kindle [3/2014]
Kindle Edition from Doma Publng House [3/2014] for 99¢
includes: Major Works: "Sense and Sensibility" [1811], "Pride and Prejudice" [1813], "Mansfield Park" [1814], "Emma" [1815], "Northanger Abbey" [1817], "Persuasion" [1818]; Minor Works: "Lady Susan" [1794], "The Watsons" [1803], "Sanditon" [1817]; and Early Works & Scraps, including "Love and Friendship" [1790]
Jane Austen Oeuvres (French Edition) in Kindle format from Les Classiques Illustrés  "Jane Austen: Œuvres" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle French Edition from Les Classiques Illustrés [8/2015] for $1.99
includes six novels, translated in the early 1800s: "Raison et Sensibilité" [1811], "Orgueil et Prévention" [1813], "Emma" [1814], "Le Parc de Mansfield" [1815], "Persuasion" [1818], and "L’Abbaye de Northanger" [1818], and criticism from the 1800s, also in French
Jane Austen Collection in Kindle format from Xist Classics   "Jane Austen Collection: 10 Works" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Xist Classics [10/2015] for 99¢
includes the usual six novels, plus lesser-known works "Sanditon", "The Watsons",
"Lady Susan", and "Love and Friendship"
Jane Austen Complete Novels in Kindle format from Book House Publng  "Jane Austen: The Complete Novels" for Kindle [2016]
Kindle Edition from Book House Publng [7/2016] for 99¢
includes nine novels, "Lady Susan", "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "Persuasion", "Northanger Abbey", "The Watsons", and "Sanditon" {omitting "Love and Friendship"}

Complete Works of Jane Austen in Kindle format from Oakshot Press  "Oakshot Complete Works of Jane Austen (Illustrated)" [9/2016] for Kindle  recommended
Kindle Edition from Oakshot Press [9/2016] for FREE {sic}
includes: The Novels: "Sense and Sensibility (Illustrated)", "Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "North-anger Abbey", "Persuasion", "Lady Susan"; Unfinished Novels: "The Watsons", and "Sanditon"; "The Complete Letters"; "Love and Friendship and Other Early Works"; Biographies: "Memoir of Jane Austen" [1869] by nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, "Life of Jane Austen" [1890] by Goldwin Smith, "Jane Austen's Life" [1891] by Oscar Fay Adams, "Jane Austen: Her Life and Letters" [1913] by William and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh; and Criticism: by Sir Walter Scott, Archbishop Richard Whately, Andrew Lang, Robert Lynd, Richard Burton, and two by G.K. Chesterton
Jane Austen Complete Works in Kindle format from Castanea Classics  
"Jane Austen: The Complete Works" for Kindle [2017]
Kindle Edition from Castanea Classics [1/2017] for 99¢
includes: "Lady Susan" [1794], "Sense and Sensibility" [1811], "Pride and Prejudice" [1813], "Mansfield Park"
[1814], "Emma" [1815], "Northanger Abbey" [1818], "Persuasion" [1818], "Plan of A Novel" [1926], and "Love and Friendship" [1922] (and other juvenilia)
Complete Jane Austen Works in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "Jane Austen: 11 Complete Works (Annotated)" for Kindle [2017]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2017] for $1.99
includes the six main Novels: "Sense and Sensibility (Illustrated)" [1811], "Pride and Prejudice" [1813], "Mansfield Park" [1814], "Emma" [1815], "Northanger Abbey" [1818], and "Persuasion" [1818]; Unfinished Fiction: "The Watsons" [1804] and "Sanditon" [1817]; Other Works: "The Letters of Jane Austen, 1796–1817 (Illustrated)", Poems 1796–1817, and "Lady Susan" [1794]; and Juvenilia {26 items grouped as #11}, including: "Love and Friendship", "Lesley Castle", "The History of England", "A Collection of Letters", "The Female Philosopher", "A Letter From A Young Lady", "A Tour Through Wales", and "A Tale"

Works  About  Jane  Austen

biographies & non-fiction {just below} • documentary filmsfiction

"Memoir of Jane Austen" [1869] by nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh

"Life of Jane Austen" [1890] by Goldwin Smith

"Jane Austen's Life" [1891] by Oscar Fay Adams

"Jane Austen: Her Life and Letters" [1913] by William and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

"A Bibliography of Jane Austen (Corrected ed)" [Oak Knoll, 1997] by David Gilson

Jane Austen, The Secret Radical book by Helena Kelly  "Jane Austen, The Secret Radical" [2001] by Helena Kelly
Kindle Edition from Knopf/Random House [5/2017] for $14.99
Icon Books, Ltd. 9½x6½ pb [2001] for $3.50
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [5/2017] for $16.60

"Jane Austen and The Theatre" [Bloomsbury Academic 2001] by Paula Byrne
https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Austen-Beginners-Rob-Abbott/dp/0340803606/

"Jane Austen: A Beginner's Guide" [11/2001] by Rob Abbott

"Jane Austen’s Textual Lives: From Aeschylus To Bollywood" [Oxford, 2005] by Kathryn Sutherland

"All Things Austen: A Concise Encyclopedia of Austen's World" [10/2008] by Kirstin Olsen
http://www.amazon.com/All-Things-Austen-Concise-Encyclopedia/dp/1846450527/

"Jane Austen For Beginners" [6/2012] by Robert Dryden and Joe Lee
https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Austen-Beginners-Robert-Dryden-ebook/dp/B00JGE49BM/
https://www.amazon.com/Austen-Beginners-Robert-Dryden-2012-06-12/dp/B01F9QLVES/
https://www.amazon.com/Jane-Austen-Beginners-Robert-Dryden/dp/1934389617/

"The Real Jane Austen: A Life In Small Things" [1/2013] by Paula Byrne

"What Matters In Jane Austen? Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved" [2013] by John Mullan

"Jane Austen's England" [2013] by Roy & Lesley Adkins

Genius of Jane Austen in Hollywood book by Paula Byrne  "The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why She Works in Hollywood"
[2017] by Paula Byrne

originally published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2001 as
"Jane Austen and The Theatre", new expanded edition

Kindle Edition from HarperPerennial [6/2017] for $11.99
HarperPerennial 8x5¼ pb [6/2017] for $11.55
HarperPerennial 9¼x6 pb [6/2017] for $15.09
HarperCollins 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2017] import?/used
Jane Austen at Home book by Lucy Worsley  "Jane Austen At Home: A Biography" [2017] by Lucy Worsley  7/2017
British historian & TV host Worsley describes the many homes and schools and other buildings inhabited by Jane Austen during her lifetime, such as Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park,
Chawton House, and even the small rented house in Winchester

Hodder & Stoughton 9¼x6 pb [7/2017] import/used
St. Martin's Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [7/2017] for $17.83
Hodder & Stoughton 9¼x6½ hardcover [7/2017] import/used


Documentary  Films

Jane Austen Life Society Works  "Jane Austen: Life, Society, Works" 3-part video documentary [2001]
details not found, no entry at IMDb (2017)
Volume 1: Life 60-minute Arts Magic color DVD [9/2005] for $9.99
Volume 2: Society 60-minute Arts Magic color DVD [9/2005] for $9.99
Volume 3: Works 60-minute Arts Magic color DVD [9/2005] for $6.72
156-minute American Home Treasures color DVD set [7/2001] 2 disks - out of prodn/used

"Jane Austen: Behind Closed Doors" TV special [BBC Two May 2017] hosted by Lucy Worsley


Fiction  About  Jane  Austen


Jane  Austen  Fandom
Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom [est. 1940]
The Jane Austen Society of North America [est. 1979]
multi-event 'Jane Austen 200' Bicentennial [2017] in Hampshire County, U.K.
The Jane Austen Festival [Sept 2017 = #17] in Bath, Somerset, England

'Jane Austen's World' weblog
'Jane Austen Today' weblog
Jane Austen Information Page at The Republic of Pemberley [est. 1997] fansite

Image  Gallery

U.K. £10 banknote honoring Jane Austen, released 9/2017         

Family  &  Friends
famous author was born



L i n k s
Jane Austen entry at Wikipedia
Jane Austen Timeline at Wikipedia
browse Jane Austen Store {returns 230+ titles} at Amazon
Jane Austen credits as writer [70+ titles since 1938] at Internet Movie Database

Jane Austen Centre in Bath
Jane Austen's House Museum [est. 1947] at Chawton Cottage [built 1781] in Hampshire

The Centre for the Study of Early Women's Writing, 1600-1830 {formerly Chawton House Library} [est. 1993]
at Chawton House [built 1580s, restored 2003] in Hampshire


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