Author Study: Jane Austen
These sites are about the author Jane Austen. There is biographical and historical information as well as lesson plans for teaching her novels, including “Pride and Prejudice”, “Emma”, “Persuasion”, and “Sense and Sensibility.”
About Jane Austen
Here is a brief biography of Jane Austen, including pictures of the homes where she lived. Click the links "Jane Austen's Works" and "Maps of the Novels" for further reading.
This page contains a lengthy and detailed biography of the author as well as descriptions of her novels.
Jane Austen Information Page
This site has extensive information about Jane Austen's work, including the full text of the novels, commentary, background information on the time period, maps, and illustrations. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.
This site has extensive, in-depth information about Jane Austen's world, including political history, economic contexts, literary contemporaries, a biography, and chronology of her life.
The Works of Jane Austen
These pages contain short descriptions of Jane Austen's works, and links to the full text. NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.
Penguin Classics: "Persuasion" Teachers' Guide
This lesson unit for teaching the novel "Persuasion" includes background information, discussion questions, and activity suggestions.
BBC: Historic Figures: Jane Austen
Here is a short biography of Jane Austen. Explore the links on the right for supplemental related content, such as the virtual tour of a Georgian room.
BBC: Jane Austen: Author
This is a more detailed biography, with information about her family, suitors, letters, and novels.
Pride and Prejudice Study Guide
Here is a lesson module for teaching "Pride and Prejudice."
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice: The Novel as Historical Source
Students can explore the novel as a primary source of social history with this lesson plan.
Emma and Clueless
This study guide compares the novel "Emma" with its film adaptation "Clueless." NOTE: This site contains sponsored links.
PBS: Masterpiece Theatre
Watch clips from the productions, read plot summaries, and learn about the characters with interactive features.