The many, many sides of Jane Austen

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"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." 

Jane Austen, despite her small repetoire, is one of the most beloved authors in the world. Check out all of her works, plus the many adaptions she has inspired.


Shannon Hale
Description: Because her obsession with Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice," is ruining her love life, Jane Hayes is delighted when she gets the chance to take a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Deepak Nayar, Anupam Kher, Namrata Shirodkar, Daniel Gillies, Indira Varma
Description: Based on Jane Austen's classic novel, Pride and Prejudice, with a Bollywood twist. In Ammritsar, the determined Mrs. Bakshi sets out to find matches for her four daughters. Second sister, Lalita, meets American Will Darcy - is it love?
Call Number: Music
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Description: In Fielding's reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, slightly overweight 30-something London single woman Bridget Jones (Zellweger) is goodhearted, insecure, bumbling, and desperate-to-be-attached. On New Year's Day Bridget resolves to cut down on alcohol, cigarettes, and sweets, lose 20 pounds, and find a man, all while recording her progress and thoughts in a journal. She soon catches the eye of Daniel Cleaver (Grant) and Mark Darcy (Firth)-- and must discover whether either man is her Mr. Right.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Amy Heckerling, Scott Rudin, Robert Lawrence, Bill Pope, Alicia Silverstone
Description: 15-year-old Cher, the matchmaking Beverly Hills High schooler, has shopping and boys on her mind. She leads a hectic lifestyle but keeps it all together until she starts to fall in love and finds she's 'clueless'. A loose adaptation of Jane Austen's 19th-century comedy of manners Emma.
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Dan Percival, David M. Thompson, Eliza Mellor, Juliette Towhidi, Matthew Rhys
Description: Elizabeth and Darcy, now six years married and with two young sons, are preparing for the lavish annual ball at their magnificent Pemberley home.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Curtis Sittenfeld, Jane Austen
Description: Returning with her sister, Jane, to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters' football fangirl antics, a creepy cousin's unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon. --Publisher
Call Number: FIC Sit
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Constance Moore
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Michael Thomas Ford
Description: Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen is still surrounded by the literature she loves--but now it's because she's the owner of Flyleaf Books in a sleepy college town in Upstate New York--and a vampire, too. Suddenly in the spotlight, she must hide her real identity--and fend off a dark man from her past while juggling two modern suitors.
Call Number: FIC For
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble, Jane Austen, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jo Baker, Jane Austen
Description: Here are the Bennets as we have never known them: seen through the eyes of those scrubbing the floors, cooking the meals, emptying the chamber pots. Our heroine is Sarah, an orphaned housemaid beginning to chafe against the boundaries of her class. When the militia marches into town, a new footman arrives under mysterious circumstances, and Sarah finds herself the object of the attentions of an ambitious young former slave working at neighboring Netherfield Hall, the carefully choreographed world downstairs at Longbourn threatens to be completely, perhaps irrevocably, up-ended. From the stern but soft-hearted housekeeper to the starry-eyed kitchen maid, these new characters come vividly to life in this already beloved world.
Call Number: LP FIC Bak
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Emma Campbell Webster, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Kate McKerrell, Guy Andrews, Dan Zeff, Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston
Description: Amanda Price gets propelled into the scheming 19th century world of Pride and Prejudice while the book's Elizabeth Bennet is hurled into hers. As the plot unfolds, Amanda triggers new romantic twists and turns as she tries to help the Bennet sisters nab husbands and even manages to captivate the tantalizing Mr. Darcy. But what about Elizabeth, and what will become of one of the world's greatest love stories?
Call Number: Comedy
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Wanda McCaddon
Description: Mansfield Park is the study of three families: the Bertrams, the Crawfords, and the Prices. At its center is Fanny Price, a poor relation adopted into the family of her rich uncle Thomas Bertram, and condescendingly treated. Only her cousin Edmund, a young clergyman, appreciates her fine qualities, and Fanny falls in love with him. Unfortunately, he is drawn to the shallow and worldly Mary Crawford. Fanny's quiet passivity, steadfast loyalty, and natural goodness are matched against the wit and brilliance of her lovely rival. Jane Austen skillfully uses her characters' emotional relationships to explore the social and moral values by which they attempt to order their lives.
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Suzan Harrison, Maggie Wadey, Iain B Macdonald, Billie Piper, Jemma Redgrave
Description: Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park. Fanny navigates a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house, while her cousin Edmund Bertram remains her stalwart confidant.
Call Number: Drama
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Linda Berdoll, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Lynn Shepherd, Jane Austen
Description: In this ingenious twist on Mansfield Park, the famously meek Fanny Price has been utterly transformed; she is now a wealthy heiress who is spoiled, condescending, and generally hated throughout the county. Mary Crawford, on the other hand is as good as Fanny is bad. It's only after Fanny is murdered on the grounds of Mansfield Park that Mary comes into her own teaming up with a thief-taker from London to solve the crime.
Call Number: LP FIC She
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Donada Peters
Description: When Catherine Morland, a country clergyman's daughter, is invited to spend a season in Bath with the fashionable high society, little does she imagine the delights and perils that await her. Captivated and disconcerted by what she finds, and introduced to the joys of 'Gothic novels' by her new friend, Isabella, Catherine longs for mystery and romance. When she is invited to stay with the beguiling Henry Tilney and his family at Northanger Abbey, she expects mystery and intrigue at every turn. However, the truth turns out to be even stranger than fiction.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Sybil G Brinton, Jane Austen
Call Number: FIC Bri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen
Description: The last novel completed by Jane Austen before she died in her early forties, Persuasion is often thought to be the story of the author's own lost love. The book's heroine, Anne Elliot, encounters Frederick Wentworth, the man to whom she was once engaged when he was a young naval officer. Now a captain, Wentworth is courting the rash young Louisa Musgrove.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, Anne Telscombe
Call Number: LP FIC Aus
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Ben H Winters, Jane Austen, Eugene. ill Smith
Description: The Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?
Call Number: FIC Win
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
Jane Austen, David M Shapard
Description: From David Shapard comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including: explanations of historical context; citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings; definitions and clarifications; literary comments and analysis; maps of places in the novel; an introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events; and nearly 200 informative illustrations. Filled with fascinating information about everything from the social status of spinsters and illegitimate children to the shopping habits of fashionable ladies to English attitudes toward gypsies, David M. Shapard's Annotated Emma brings Austen's world into richer focus--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 823.09 Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 29, 2017
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Austenland : A Novel [E-book]
Shannon Hale
Mansfield Park [Audiobook]
Jane Austen, Wanda McCaddon
FIC Aus
Bride & Prejudice [DVD]
Deepak Nayar, Anupam Kher, Namrata Shirodkar, Daniel Gillies, Indira Varma
Music
Mansfield Park [DVD]
Suzan Harrison, Maggie Wadey, Iain B Macdonald, Billie Piper, Jemma Redgrave
Drama
Bridget Jones's Diary [DVD]
Helen Fielding, Andrew Davies, Richard Curtis, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner
Comedy
Mr. Darcy Takes A Wife : Pride And Prejudice Continues
Linda Berdoll, Jane Austen
FIC Ber
Clueless [DVD]
Amy Heckerling, Scott Rudin, Robert Lawrence, Bill Pope, Alicia Silverstone
Comedy
Murder At Mansfield Park [Large Print]
Lynn Shepherd, Jane Austen
LP FIC She
Death Comes To Pemberley [DVD]
Dan Percival, David M. Thompson, Eliza Mellor, Juliette Towhidi, Matthew Rhys
Drama
Northanger Abbey [Electronic Resource]
Jane Austen, Donada Peters
Eligible : A Novel
Curtis Sittenfeld, Jane Austen
FIC Sit
Old Friends And New Fancies : An Imaginary Sequel To The Novels Of Jane Austen
Sybil G Brinton, Jane Austen
FIC Bri
Jane Austen On Love And Romance
Jane Austen, Constance Moore
823.09 Aus
Persuasion [E-book]
Jane Austen
Jane Bites Back
Michael Thomas Ford
FIC For
Pride And Prejudice : An Annotated Edition
Jane Austen, Patricia Meyer Spacks
823.09 Aus
Lady Susan ; The Watsons ; Sanditon
Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble, Jane Austen, Jane Austen
FIC Aus
Sanditon [Large Print]
Jane Austen, Anne Telscombe
LP FIC Aus
Longbourn [Large Print]
Jo Baker, Jane Austen
LP FIC Bak
Sense And Sensibility And Sea Monsters
Ben H Winters, Jane Austen, Eugene. ill Smith
FIC Win
Lost In Austen : Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure
Emma Campbell Webster, Jane Austen
FIC Cam
The Annotated Emma
Jane Austen, David M Shapard
823.09 Aus
Lost In Austen [DVD]
Kate McKerrell, Guy Andrews, Dan Zeff, Jemima Rooper, Alex Kingston
Comedy