Bingley, Bertram, and Bennet Archived

Her novels are pored over in book clubs. Her life has been studied in films and biographies for the last 200 years. Her techniques are emulated and adored by writers around the world.

Jane Austen has continued to be one of the most esteemed and well-loved novelists, having the ability to connect with readers whether they live in 1899 or 2009. Her work is timeless because of the delicate balance between accessibility and admiration.

It would make sense, then, that Internet Archive would have such a wide-reaching collection of items pertaining to Austen. A search on the Archive yields a playground for any Austen fan.

To delve into Austen properly, one must start with her six major works:

  • Sense and Sensibility (1811) Print or Audio
  • Mansfield Park (1814) Print or Audio
  • Emma (1815) Print or Audio
  • Northanger Abbey (1817) Print or Audio
  • Persuasion (1817) Print or Audio
  • Pride and Prejudice (1819) Print or Audio
  • Continue on with memoirs, essays, and letters:

  • Letters of Jane Austen, Vol. One
  • Letters of Jane Austen, Vol. Two
  • Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters: A Family History
  • Jane Austen’s Sailor Brothers
  • Memoir of Jane Austen (also available in audio)
  • Life of Jane Austen
  • Personal Aspects of Jane Austen
  • Jane Austen: Her Home and Her Friends
  • Though in her lifetime Austen received little regard for her talent, she is now thought of as one of the most influential writers of all time. Her books, previously published anonymously, are some of the most well-preserved and archived books in libraries internationally. Internet Archive is one such library that offers a well-rounded view into the life and writing of Jane Austen.

    –Cara Binder

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