On the Net
19th century author Austen, at home on the Web
January 27, 1997
Web posted at: 12:30 p.m. EST
From Correspondent Lori Waffenschmidt
ATLANTA (CNN) -- These days, a best-selling novel is bound to
be made into a movie, but it's extremely unlikely Jane
Austen -- who lived and wrote at the turn of the 19th century
-- could have imagined her novels ending up on
But with a resurgence of interest in Austen's work, her
stories have indeed crossed to the big screen, and some place
else she never dreamed of -- the Internet.
If you're a Jane Austen fan suffering from withdrawal waiting
for the next adaptation of her work, the World Wide Web
Austen might be shocked at today's worldwide notoriety; none
of the four novels published during her lifetime were
published under her name.
The Jane Austen Information Page has all six of her novels to read or study. The text is annotated -- click on certain words to learn more about characters or
The site also contains information about Austen's life,
commentary on her work, and information about later works by
other writers inspired by Austen.
The Regency Fashion page is
filled with drawings of the clothing worn in Austen's 19th
Check out everything from the fanciest dresses to
undergarments. There are also photographs of costumes on
display in museums.
Another Jane Austen
Page contains a
brief look at the recent films of her work, with direct links
to sites with more information.
The site also offers a mailing list and information about
joining the North American Jane Austen Society, along with
links for other Austen sites.
But if television's more your cup of English tea, check out
"Sense and Sensibility," currently showing on HBO, or a new
adaptation of "Emma" coming out next month on A&E.
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