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Books by and about Jane Austen

February 14, 2013

Conversation in our little corner of the coffee shop the other day moved at its usual leisurely pace from one topic to another. Snow removal, and football. Tax returns, and football. Transit service, and football. Counter service, and football. Then we got down to the serious stuff. Our favourite books by (and about) Jane Austen. Let me share my lists with you.

My Five Favourite Books By Jane Austen

1. Pride And Prejudice
2. Sense And Sensibility
3. Emma
4. Persuasion
5. Mansfield Park & Northanger Abbey (tie)

My Five Favourite Books About Jane Austen

1. Becoming Jane Austen: A Life (Jon Spence)
2. Jane Austen: Two Centuries Of Criticism (Laurence W. Mazzeno)
3. Why Jane Austen? (Rachel M. Brownstein)
4. A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship And The Things That Really Matter (William Deresiewicz)
5. Jane And Her Gentlemen: Jane Austen And The Men In Her Life And Novels (Audrey Hawkridge)

Pride and Prejudice runs from March 6 – 24, 2013. Visit the Globe Theatre website for more details, cast information, and to purchase tickets.

Nick Miliokas is a freelance writer and editor based in Regina. You can reach him by email at

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  1. February 28, 2013 12:07 am

    Interesting list! I have read three of five that you have listed. One I liked, one I loved, and one I hated.

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