The Big 5 Books ... inspired by Jane Austen

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Many writers (and readers) have been inspired by the books of Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion  and Sanditon) and the characters and fictional worlds she created.  This has led writers to explore and expand on these stories in a myriad of ways, either by giving beloved characters new adventures or showing how Jane Austen can still impact people in the modern world.

Austenland

Austenland

by Shannon Hale
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man-perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Predjudice.
Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict

by Laurie Viera Rigler
"[A] delightful comic romp ... Jane Austen makes a cameo appearance that is pure pleasure."--The Times Picayune
The Jane Austen Book Club

The Jane Austen Book Club

by Karen Joy Fowler
"Ms. Fowler, an original and unexpectedly voiced novelist, takes her own place among the shining responders. Not just with comments of her own, though there are some excellent ones, but with the entire playful structure of her new novel."--Richard Eder, The New York Times
Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley

by P. D. James
"The greatest pleasure of this novel is its unforced, effortless, effective voice... Not infrequently . . . one succumbs to the impression that it is Austen herself at the keyboard." --The New York Times Book Review
The Jane Austen Society

The Jane Austen Society

by Natalie Jenner
Fans of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will adore The Jane Austen Society... A charming and memorable debut, which reminds us of the universal language of literature and the power of books to unite and heal. --Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris