There was a scarcity of men in general, and a still greater scarcity of any that were good for much.
—Jane Austen, Letter to her sister Cassandra
Jane’s Letters to her Sister Cassandra. You have read and loved Jane’s novels, now you are going crazy because there’s nothing left to read. Wrong. Dig into her letters to sister Cassandra. You will get to know Jane in a way you never imagined. A vast and deep treasure.
Jane Austen Society of North America Produces an excellent journal, “Persuasions,” written and edited by members of the society. I’ve belonged to this group for years. Highly recommended. Though I do not attend their get-togethers and would never dress in period costume. Never, ever.
The Republic of Pemberley Discussion groups and information pages. Wonderful stuff. Here you’ll also find a complete list of films based on Austen’s novels. Nice graphics.
Jane Austen Information Page Lots of, um, information. Great pictures and illustrations if you drill down deep enough.
Austen.com Links, links and more links. Good links.
Jane Austen Centre December 1800. Jane Austen is informed by her father that the family is moving from Steventon, (population 114, excluding sheep) her cozy birthplace, to Bath. Jane promptly faints dead away. No matter, Bath has claimed her as their own. Thus: Jane in Bath.com. Regency Tea Rooms, The Jane Austen Gift Shop, and The Jane Austen Festival. Well done for a town Jane was, er, not very fond of.
Jane Austen Society of Australia Jane travels well. Some have suggested that Jane invented surfing and had a secret relationship with beer. We are not convinced.
Jane’s Books on-line Free downloads if you don’t want to bother with those pesky, you know, books. Hey, hug a tree.