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Emma
Emma is about a girl who is rich and lives with only her father at their big estate. Emma's mother died long ago and Emma lives with her father and governess. Her governess is her friend but there is a sad goodbye when her governess gets married. Emma's father is protective of Emma and he insists that she must get married. But Emma laughs and says that she will never marry. One day, Emma thinks that she noticed that Mr. Elton was in love with her frie...
Lady Susan
Savagely funny early Jane Austen novel, told in a series of letters, about the stunningly manipulative fallen woman Lady Susan, who schemes for both herself and her daughter, the latter unwilling. Susan plays society's rules to their cynical limit and is not thanked for it....
Mansfield Park
A young Fanny Price, taken out of her family's poverty to live with her mother's wealthy, yet morally frail relatives at their Mansfield Park estate, proves that real worth goes beyond the tally of any bank account and, in so doing, finds true love at last. Fanny Price is the eldest daughter of the nine Price children. Her father, a retired naval officer, makes barely enough from his pension to support his wife and children. Fanny's mother has two sister...
Northanger Abbey
While spending a season in a resort town, an unremarkable young woman learns to mistrust her fiction stimulated prejudices and use her mind and heart, both on her own and under the hero's tutelage, so demurely and adorably that he is compelled to love her. They marry....

Austen booklist

Persuasion
Anne Elliot is the daughter of Sir Walter Elliot, a baronet living in Somersetshire. When her father is overcome by debt and rents his home, Anne goes to live with her sister, Mary Musgrove, who is ill. Anne cares for her sister and when she is well Mary's mother-in-law, Mrs. Musgrove, invites them to dine at her cottage with a few other guests. Anne meets Mrs. Musgrove's daughters at the party, Henrietta and Louisa, two lively girls who love parties a...
Pride and Prejudice (Romance)
The Bennett family is basically a typical family in the Regency era. What made them different was that they had five girls and no boys. This means that in case Mr. Bennett dies, their property is to be entailed or given to the nearest male relative leaving no assurance of a comfortable life for those he leaves behind. This situation causes Mrs. Bennett to be quite obsessed of marrying off her notably pretty daughters to rich men, or in the abscence of ri...
Pride and Prejudice (Literature)
The book begins as the main character Elizabeth Bennet and her family have just heard of the arrival of a very rich man named Charles Bingley. The Bennet family is completely made up of girls the oldest being Jane, then Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and then Lydia. Because there are no men in the family, after the father passes away his entire estate passes on to their cousin Mr. Collins. Mrs. Bennet is very aware that if her husband was ever to pass that ...
Sanditon
Love, love, love. Jane Austen died before she finished this, her last book. It was completed by an australian author in a way that those who love Jane would approve. The book is published under the title "Sanditon", but is out of print. If you love Jane find it and enjoy!....
Sense and Sensibility
Sense and Sensibility is the story of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood who with their mother and younger sister, Margaret, are forced into poverty through the untimely death of their father. Mr. Dashwood was previously married and all of the Dashwood fortune and the estate of Norland, is then bequeathed to John, his son by his first marriage, leaving the Dashwood women practically penniless. Elinor and Marianne are polar opposites where love is ...