While it would be nice to write an introduction here that's worthy of Jane Austen herself, I know better than to stand in the way of an Elizabeth Bennet fan. And with that, I give you these fabulous books that any Austen fan will love.
by Sue Birtwistle, Susie Conklin
The author includes photographs and in-depth narrative about the various locations, costumes and choreography of the making of this exquisite film starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. And while I only trust Amazon reader reviews to a point, this is the highest rated book on this list — a perfect 5 stars from over 50 reviewers.
by Jane Austen, edited by David M. Shapard
Here is the complete text of "Pride and Prejudice" with over 2,300 annotations that cover everything from definitions of words to insightful literary comments.
by Patrice Hannon
Even the most avowed Jane Austen fan will pick up new tidbits about this incredible author.
by Laurie Viera Rigler
A delightful time-travel novel... delightful, that is, if you're ok with a novel involving time travel.
by Josephine Ross, illustrated by Henrietta Webb
This charming book is built upon a correspondence between Jane Austen and her niece Anna. Jane Austen's letter to Anna impart wisdom and what constitutes good manners in that time period.
by Katharine Reeve
This beautiful small gem treats the reader to a tour of Bath England; one of the cities where the Austen family resided. The author interlaces snippets from Jane Austen's books into this charming guidebook.
by Deirdre Le Faye
This book brings to life the world of Jane Austen's novels. A must for any Jane Austen fan.
by Deirdre Le Faye, John Sutherland
Who doesn't love taking quizzes about their favorite subjects? What fun!!! Ok, not everyone likes taking quizzes, regardless of topic. But if you like taking quizzes — and you like Jane Austen — then this is the book for you.
by Margaret C. Sullivan
This book explains the day-to-day practicalities for young ladies living in the Regency era (1811-1820). Great advice on how to ride side-saddle, pay a morning call and avoid dancing with an undesirable partner.
by Jane Austen, edited by Deirdre Le Faye
These letters written by Jane Austen from the ages of 20 until her death age 41, show that she was just as witty and spot-on with her razor-sharp observations in reality as she was in her fiction.
by Maggie Black, edited by Deirdre Le Faye
This charming cookbook is set against the backdrop of the period of Jane Austen's novels. Also included are recipes taken from the novels that have been adapted to present time. Pigeon pie anyone?
by Daniel Pool
A great guide to daily life in 19th century England.
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Leah lives near Washington D.C. and is an obsessive list maker. She loves lists so much that she creates topical bibliographies -- for fun. She also collects volvelles, nutcrackers, unusual names and map hankies. She talks about books and many other things on her blog, Fig Newtons and Scotch.
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