Today is Jane Austen’s 240th birthday! Celebrate with these fun books about and inspired by her life and work.
1. Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin
The most lauded Austen biography in print today, Jane Austen: A Life sheds light on this beloved authoress who was not nearly as sheltered as popular history has made her out to be.
2. Jane Austen’s England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods by Roy and Lesley Adkins
Dive into Jane Austen’s world and discover how commoners and gentry lived in an era of significant social and political change.
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3. At Home with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson
At Home is a photographic tour of the world of Jane Austen, from the small country rectory where she spent her childhood to her final years in Chawton Cottage where she penned Pride and Prejudice. Wilson has also compiled two other visual guides for Austenites–In the Garden with Jane Austen and Tea with Jane Austen.