One of England's greatest novelists. Published anonymously in her lifetime, Jane Austen has lived on in her work to become one of England's most widely read and beloved authors, inspiring all who open her novels.
From September 1, to June 30, 2011, EngishCaddy invites you to join in honoring Ms. Austen's literary heritage, with an "online festival". Many events and activities are planned, quizzes, games, a contest and even live viewings of film adaptations of her novels. In the meantime or anytime feel free to explore what is 'Only Austen' with this multi-media page.
Some of the films were removed from YouTube, but do the popularity of the hits on the page, replacement videos have been found and as of 14 March the page was completely restored. If you notice a film below that no longer works, please leave a comment in the comment box and a replacement will be found asap. Thanks and enjoy!
Published in 1815 this would be the last of Jane Austen's novels to be published in her lifetime. The most charming of all her works, Emma continues to captivate and amuse its readers. Here the film is again adapted for the big screen with Gwenyth Paltrow in the lead role.
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The first of Jane Austen's novels to be completed for publication. It was sold to a publisher in 1803 for £10, however it would not be published until December of 1817 - five months after her death. The film is another BBC TV adaptation originally aired as a series.
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While we are lucky to have such well-done film and TV adaptations of Jane Austen's novels, her stories can only really truly be experienced by reading them. You'll find many of the early editions of her works in the EnglishCaddy Library. All books are free for you to download or read online should you be so inclined. Visit the library today. Here's what's in store for you...