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"Sense and Sensibility" was published in 1811. Today, Jane Austen is one of the english language's best-loved authors, and with good cause. 200 years after she was published for the first time, she continues to inspire new stories. Here are a few you may enjoy, and don't forget the original books that started it all, available free in our public domain section.

 

101 Things You Didn't Know About Jane Austen

by Patrice Hannon

You've read Emma. You own Pride & Prejudice. You love Sense and Sensibility. But do you know all there is to know about Jane Austen? Find answers to questions such as:

  • Who was the Irishman who stole her heart?...


A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter

by William Deresiewicz

An eloquent memoir of a young man's life transformed by literature.

In A Jane Austen Education, Austen scholar William Deresiewicz turns to the author's novels to reveal the remarkable life lessons hidden...


A Novel Idea

by Aimee Friedman

Required reading has never been so hot.

Once upon a time there was a Brooklyn hipster named Norah. Unlucky in love, and short on extracurriculars for her college apps, Norah decided to start a book group. She...


An Uncommon Heroine: Scarlett, Edna, Sula--And More Than 20 Other of the Most Remarkable Women in Literature

by Jamie Cox Robertson

One is not born a woman, one becomes one.

-Simone de Beauvoir

Literature has provided us with some of the most unforgettable women in history. From wives and mothers to daughters and lovers, these women all have...


Camilla: A Picture of Youth

by Frances Burney

Though Frances Burney's novels significantly influenced writers such as Jane Austen, Austen satirizes the genre in her own novel Northanger Abbey, writing of it: 'It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda';...


Captain Wentworth's Diary

by Amanda Grange

The retelling of Jane Austen?s novel Persuasion from the point of view of Captain Frederick Wentworth?by the author of Mr. Knightley?s Diary.

During his shore leave from the Navy, Frederick Wentworth falls in...


Colonel Brandon's Diary

by Amanda Grange

A vibrant retelling of Sense and Sensibility, Grange's sweeping epic breathes new life into another of Austen's best-loved novels.

At the age of eighteen, James Brandon's world is shattered when the girl he...


Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

by Laurie Viera Rigler

Read Laurie Viera Rigler's posts on the Penguin Blog.

After nursing a broken engagement with Jane Austen novels and Absolut, Courtney Stone wakes up and finds herself not in her Los Angeles bedroom or even in...


Dancing with Mr. Darcy: Stories Inspired by Jane Austen and Chawton House Library

by Sarah Waters

“What a wonderful collection! Each story is like a little treasure just waiting to be unwrapped, bringing its own unique and engaging perspective to the Austen mythos. A real treat for Jane Austen fans.”...


Darcy and Anne: It is a truth universally acknowledged that Lady Catherine will never find a husband for Anne...

by Judith

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Lady Catherine will never find a husband for Anne…

When a fortuitous accident draws Anne away from Rosings and her overbearing mother's direct influence, she is...


Darcy's Passions: Pride and Prejudice Retold Through His Eyes

by Regina Jeffers

Witty, romantic and insightful, Darcy’s Passions captures the original style and sardonic humor of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice while turning the entire story on its head. Written from the perspective...


Darcy's Story

by Janet Aylmer

When Elizabeth Bennet first met Mr. Darcy, she found him proud, distant, and rude—despite the other ladies' admiration of his estate in Derbyshire and ten thousand pounds a year. But what was Mr. Darcy thinking?...


Darcy's Temptation: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

by Regina Jeffers

The day Fitzwilliam Darcy marries Elizabeth Bennet, he thinks his life is complete at last. Four months later, even greater joy appears on the horizon when Elizabeth finds out she is pregnant. But it is not...


Darcy's Voyage: A tale of uncharted love on the open seas

by Kara Louise

A Tale of Uncharted Love on the Open Seas

In this enchanting and highly original retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Elizabeth Bennet sets out for the new world aboard the grand ship Pemberley's...


Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine's Guide to Life and Love

by Patrice Hannon

Advice delivered with sense and sensibility just in time for the major motion picture Becoming Jane

View our feature on Austen-inspired books and special content.

Women have looked to Jane Austen’s heroines...


Dearest Cousin Jane: A Jane Austen Novel

by Jill Pitkeathley

“A well-researched and beautifully imagined novel….If Jane and the Austen family were not quite like this, they should have been.”

—Ruth Rendell

 

Dearest Cousin Jane by Jill Pitkeathley, the author of...


Death Comes to Pemberley

by P.D. James

A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen’s beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional...


Edmund Bertram's Diary

by Amanda Grange

The retelling of Jane Austen?s novel Mansfield Park from the point of view of Edmund Bertram?by the author of Mr. Knightley?s Diary and Captain Wentworth? Diary. At ten years of age, Fanny Price came to live...


Emma

by Jane Austen

Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in December 1815, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as "handsome, clever,...

Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventures

by John Granger

Harry Potter. The name conjures up J.K. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of millions on both the printed page and the silver screen with bestselling novels and blockbuster...


In the Arms of Mr. Darcy

by Sharon Lathan

Sweet and romantic Pride and Prejudice continuation from bestselling author with a growing audience

This lushly romantic and historically fascinating story is filled with lavish details of Regency customs and...


Jane Austen Made Me Do It: Original Stories Inspired by Literature's Most Astute Observer of the Human Heart

by Laurel Ann Nattress

Stories by: Lauren Willig • Adriana Trigiani • Jo Beverley • Alexandra Potter • Laurie Viera Rigler • Frank Delaney & Diane Meier • Syrie James • Stephanie Barron • Amanda Grange • Pamela...


Jane and the Damned: A Novel

by Janet Mullany

The “stakes” are high and vampires rule when legendary author Jane Austen joins the ranks of the undead in Janet Mullany’s bloody wonderful literary mash-up, Jane and the Damned. In the bestselling tradition...


Juvenilia – Volume I

by Jane Austen

Perhaps as early as 1787, Austen began to write poems, stories, and plays for her own and her family's amusement. Austen later compiled "fair copies" of these early works into three bound notebooks, now referred...

Juvenilia – Volume II

by Jane Austen

Perhaps as early as 1787, Austen began to write poems, stories, and plays for her own and her family's amusement. Austen later compiled "fair copies" these early works into three bound notebooks, now referred...

Juvenilia – Volume III

by Jane Austen

Perhaps as early as 1787, Austen began to write poems, stories, and plays for her own and her family's amusement. Austen later compiled "fair copies" of these early works into three bound notebooks, now referred...

Lady Susan

by Jane Austen

Austen's "most wicked tale," Lady Susan is a short epistolary novel by Jane Austen, possibly written in 1794 but not published until 1871. Lady Susan is a selfish, attractive woman, who tries to trap the best...

Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure

by Campbell Webster, Emma

Bringing together Jane Austen's most beloved characters and storylines—a clever, playful, interactive, and highly entertaining approach to the wildly popular novels in which you, the reader, decide the outcome...


Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

At the age of ten, Fanny Price leaves the poverty of her Portsmouth home to be brought up among the family of her wealthy uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, in the chilly grandeur of Mansfield Park. She gradually falls...

Match for Mary Bennet

by Ward O.S.F.

Written by a Franciscan nun, this is a sympathetic tale of the middle Bennet sister from Pride and Prejudice. Pious Mary Bennet tries to do her duty in the world as she thinks God envisions it.


Me and Mr. Darcy: A Novel

by Alexandra Potter

Dreams come true in this hilarious, feel-good fairy tale about life, love, and dating literature’s most eligible bachelor!

After a string of disastrous dates, Emily Albright decides she’s had it with modern-day...


More Letters from Pemberley

by Jane Dawkins

To the delight of the many readers who loved Letters from Pemberley, Jane Dawkins's popular continuation of Pride and Prejudice, More Letters from Pemberley continues the story of Elizabeth (Bennet) Darcy's...


Mr. Darcy Goes Overboard: A Tale of Tide & Prejudice

by Belinda Roberts

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a yacht must be in want of a female crew...

The balmy seaside resort town of Salcombe boasts the best in bikinis, sandcastle contests,...


Mr. Darcy's Daughter: The acclaimed Pride and Prejudice sequel series

Pemberley Chronicles #5

by Rebecca Collins

An extraordinary woman in a turbulent era

"Jane Austen herself would have been very well pleased."

Beverley Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence

The bestselling Pemberley Chronicles series continues the...


Mr. Darcy's Decision: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

by Juliette Shapiro

IN PRIDE & PREJUDICE, JANE AUSTEN brought together one of the most beloved literary couples of all time—Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Now, Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride continues the story of these...


Mr. Darcy's Dream

by Elizabeth Aston

From the author of Mr. Darcy's Daughters, the delightful escapades of the Darcy family continue with an enchanting story set at Pride and Prejudice's Pemberley.

When Phoebe, a young niece of Pride and Prejudice's...


Mr. Darcy's Little Sister

by C. Pierson

Pride and Prejudice continues...

Georgiana Darcy grows up and goes in pursuit of happiness and true love, much to her big brother's consternation

A whole new side of Mr. Darcy...

He's the best big brother, generous...


Mr. Darcy's Obsession

by Abigail Reynolds

The more he tries to stay away from her, the more his obsession grows...


Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

by Amanda Grange

Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary, gives us something completely new?a delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love?


Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy: The Last Man in the World

by Abigail Reynolds

In this sexy Jane Austen sequel, Elizabeth Bennet accepts Mr. Darcy's first marriage proposal, answering the "What if...?" question fans everywhere have pondered


Mr. Knightley's Diary

by Amanda Grange

Relive Jane Austen's Emma- from Mr. Knightley's point of view.

Between managing his estate and visiting his brother in London, Mr. Knightley is both exasperated and amused by his irresistibly beautiful, outrageously...


My Cousin Caroline: The acclaimed Pride and Prejudice sequel series The Pemberley Chronicles Book 6

Pemberley Chronicles #6

by Rebecca Collins

Sixth in the bestselling Jane Austen sequel series from Australia

In this installment of The Pemberley Chronicles series, Mr. Darcy's cousin Colonel Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth's cousin Caroline Gardiner take...


My Dearest Mr. Darcy: An amazing journey into love everlasting

by Sharon Lathan

Darcy is more deeply in love with his wife than ever

As the golden summer draws to a close and the Darcys look ahead to the end of their first year of marriage, Mr. Darcy could never have imagined his love could...


My Jane Austen Summer: A Season in Mansfield Park

by Cindy Jones

“When one has read the six great Austen novels…and then reread and then reread the six again, one’s only recourse is the company of others equally bereft. Cindy Jones’s My Jane Austen Summer fills the...


Northanger Abbey

by Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s first novel, Northanger Abbey—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s...

Only Mr. Darcy Will Do

by Kara Louise

In this fresh and original retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Bennet's greatest fear comes to pass-Longbourn is entailed to Mr. Collins. Elizabeth finds work as a governess in London, widening...


Persuasion

by Jane Austen

The final novel by the acclaimed writer places heroine Anne Elliot, a woman of integrity and deep emotion, against the brutality and hypocrisy of Regency England.

Postscript from Pemberley: The acclaimed Pride and Prejudice sequel series The Pemberley Chronicles Book 7

Pemberley Chronicles #7

by Rebecca Collins

"A lovely complementary novel... Austen would surely give her smile of approval."

—Beverly Wong, author of PRIDE & PREJUDICE PRUDENCE

An unconventional newcomer brings the threat of scandal to Pemberley

Kate...


Pride and Prejudice

by Jane Austen

Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and most enduring classics in English literature. Excitement fizzes through the Bennet household...

Pride/Prejudice: A Novel of Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth Bennet, and Their Other Loves

by Ann Herendeen

“Audacious and masterful….True to Austen’s spirit, Ann Herendeen has given us a compelling, and sexual, novel of manners.”

—Pamela Regis, author of A Natural History of the Romance Novel

 

Ann Herendeen’s...


Recollections of Rosings: The acclaimed Pride and Prejudice sequel series

Pemberley Chronicles #8

by Rebecca Collins

A disaster at Rosings unearths long-hidden secrets

"Many surprises and turns in the lives of our favorite characters leave you riveted to each page."

-Beverly Wong, author of Pride & Prejudice Prudence O

Sisters...


Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict: A Novel

by Laurie Viera Rigler

Read Laurie Viera Rigler's posts on the Penguin Blog.

The time-bending parallel tale to the national bestseller Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

In Laurie Viera Rigler's first novel, Confessions of a Jane...


Sanditon: Jane Austen's Unfinished Masterpiece Completed

by Jane Austen

Had Jane Austen lived to complete Sanditon, it would have been as treasured as her other novels. In the half-finished masterpiece, Austen fashions one of her classic heroines—Charlotte Heywood. The surviving...


Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

Elinor and Marianne are two daughters of Mr. Dashwood by his second wife. They have a younger sister, Margaret, and an older half-brother named John. When their father dies, the family estate passes to John...

The Actor's Book of Monologues for Women

by Various

More than 200 selections from the prose and verse of Margaret Atwood, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emily Dickinson, Isadora Duncan, Anais Nin, Christini Rosetti, Sappho, and others....


The Ballad of Gregoire Darcy: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Continues

by Marsha Altman

Revisits the Beloved Characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in Marsha Altman's fourth novel

WHIRLWIND OF PEMBERLEY

The comings and goings on their grand estate present endless challenges for Elizabeth...


The Confession of Fitzwilliam Darcy

by Mary Street

Pride and Prejudice told from a delightfully different point of view. "The Holy Grail of P&P sequels." (Austenblog)

Originally published in the U.K., Mary Street's ingenious retelling of Jane Austen's classic...


The Friendly Jane Austen: A Well-Mannered Introduction to a Lady of Sense and Sensibility

by Natalie Tyler

What's so friendly about Jane Austen?

Every generation rediscovers Jane Austen with a renewed enthusiasm for her timeless novels. In recent years, Austen has become more popular than ever as nearly every one...


The Heroine's Bookshelf

by Erin Blakemore

A testament to inspirational women throughout literature, Erin Blakemore’s exploration of classic heroines and their equally admirable authors shows today’s women how to best tap into their inner strengths...


The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet: A Novel

by Colleen McCullough

Everyone knows the story of Elizabeth and Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. But what about their sister Mary? At the conclusion of Jane Austen's classic novel, Mary, bookish, awkward, and by all accounts,...


The Jane Austen Book Club

by Karen Joy Fowler

In California’s central valley, five women and one man join to discuss Jane Austen’s novels. Over the six months they get together, marriages are tested, affairs begin,

unsuitable arrangements become suitable,...


The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen

by Syrie James

Many rumors abound about a mysterious gentleman said to be the love of Jane's life—finally, the truth may have been found. . . .

What if, hidden in an old attic chest, Jane Austen's memoirs were discovered...


The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice: A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist

by Abigail Reynolds

A modern love story with a Jane Austen twist...

Marine biologist Cassie Boulton likes her coffee with cream and her literature with happy endings. Her favorite book is Pride and Prejudice, but Cassie has no patience...


The Mischief of the Mistletoe: A Pink Carnation Christmas

Pink Carnation #7

RITA Best Regency Historical Romance 2011

by Lauren Willig

Despite her dear friend Jane Austen's warning against teaching, Arabella Dempsey accepts a position at a girls' school in Bath, just before Christmas. She hardly imagines coming face-to-face with French aristocrats...


The Plight of the Darcy Brothers: A tale of the Darcys & the Bingleys

by Marsha Altman

In this lively second installment, the Darcys and Bingleys are plunged into married life and its many accompanying challenges presented by family and friends.

With Jane and Elizabeth away, Darcy and Bingley...


The Road to Pemberley: An Anthology of New Pride and Prejudice Stories

by Marsha Altman

A Romantic, Engaging and Witty Collection of New Short Stories that Feature Jane Austen Most Beloved Characters

Including over a dozen stories from both emerging and established Regency romance authors, this...


The Trouble with Mr. Darcy: Pride and Prejudice continues...

by Sharon Lathan

In the fifth in Sharon Lathan's bestselling series, George Wickham returns to Hertfordshire bent on creating trouble, and Elizabeth and her newborn son are thrown into danger. Knowing that Wickham has nothing...


Two Histories of England

by Jane Austen & Charles Dickens

In these two forgotten gems of English literature, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens offer delightful, irreverent histories of their native land.

When she was only sixteen years old, Jane Austen composed her bitingly...


Vampire Darcy's Desire: A Pride and Prejudice Adaptation

by Regina Jeffers

Vampire Darcy’s Desire presents Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as a heart-pounding vampire romance filled with passion and danger.

Tormented by a 200-year-old curse and his fate as a half-human/half-vampire...


Voices from the World of Jane Austen

by Malcolm Day

A fascinating collection of first-hand accounts of life in the time of Jane Austen (1775-1817), showing how social standing and etiquette were prime considerations of the period, and revealing the stark contrast...


Wanderlust: A History of Walking

by Rebecca Solnit

Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities...


What Would Mr. Darcy Do?

by Abigail Reynolds

There's only one gentleman to turn to when a lady is in desperate need of answers...

With scandal descending on the Bennet family (again!), Elizabeth absolutely refuses to drag Mr. Darcy's name into this shocking...


Wickham's Diary

by Amanda Grange

11 July 1784

Why should I be beneath Fitzwilliam? I am just as handsome as he is; I am just as intelligent, even though he works harder at his books; and I am just as amusing; in fact I dare say I am a great...


Willoughby's Return: A tale of almost irresistible temptation

by Jane Odiwe

A lost love returns, rekindling forgotten passions…

In Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, when Marianne Dashwood marries Colonel Brandon, she puts her heartbreak over dashing scoundrel John Willoughby in the...


Writing Jane Austen

by Elizabeth Aston

Presenting a new series set amid the deadly feuds in England known as the Wars of the Roses

Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets....


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