Exploring Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Introduction

Almost two centuries after she wrote them, the novels of Jane Austen continue to capture hearts and imaginations. Her books are filled with strong-willed heroines and beloved heroes; biting social satire; gossip and hijinks; and, ultimately, love without compromise.

This reading map will help you explore Jane Austen's life and work, wherever your curiosity leads you. Start your exploration with her books, and then...

  • Wondering about the woman who wrote these wonderful stories? Try Nonfiction for biographies.
  • Want to see Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightley come to life? Try Movies & Music for different film versions of her work.
  • Curious if Elinor and Edward really live happily ever after? Try Further Fiction for sequels written by contemporary authors.

Whichever path you choose, you can always explore Jane Austen at the Kanawha County Public Library.

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