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Some websites of interest

The Jane Austen Society of America

The Republic of Pemberley

The Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen Place

Jane Austen’s House Museum

Chawton House Library

The Jane Austen Society of North America

EVERY Jane Austen Adaptation from IMDb and a more complete list from a fan site

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

Some Jane Austen Blogs, Twitter feeds, etc.

AustenBlog

AustenProse

Jane Austen’s World

Jane Austen Today

Austentatious

Jane Austen Lives

Jane Austen merchandise: On Etsy and Cafe Press

A very incomplete bibliography of texts of interestincluding 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

Biographies

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)

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)
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

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)
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)
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 

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)
Michelle Pillow, Pride and Prejudice: the Wild and Wanton Edition (Adams Media, 2011)
Heather Lynn Rigaud, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star (Sourcebooks, 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)
Victoria Connelly, Happy Birthday, Mr. Darcy (Austen Addicts #5; Cuthland Press, 2013)
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)
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)

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)

Vampires

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)

Mysteries

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 Fiction

Veronica Bennett, Cassandra’s Sister: Growing up Jane Austen (Candlewick, 2007)
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)

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)

A re-packaged Pride and Prejudice. Does it look familiar? (Hint)

And Marvell Illustrated Classic Editions of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and SensibilityEmma, and Northanger Abbey.

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

Marrying Mr. Darcy Board Game (with expansion packs)

Jane Austen’s Matchmaker 

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