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message 1: by valee (new)

valee Novels
.Sense and Sensibility (1811)
.Pride and Prejudice (1813)
.Mansfield Park (1814)
.Emma (1815)
.Northanger Abbey (1817) (posthumous)
.Persuasion (1817) (posthumous)

Short fiction
.Lady Susan (1794, 1805)

Unfinished fiction
.The Watsons (1804)
.Sanditon (1817)

Other works
.Sir Charles Grandison (1793, 1800)
.Plan of a Novel (1815)

Juvenilia – Volume the First
.Frederic & Elfrida
.Jack & Alice
.Edgar & Emma
.Henry and Eliza
.The Adventures of Mr. Harley
.Sir William Mountague
.Memoirs of Mr. Clifford
.The Beautifull Cassandra
.Amelia Webster
.The Visit
.The Mystery
.The Three Sisters
.A beautiful description
.The generous Curate
.Ode to Pity

Juvenilia – Volume the Second
.Love and Freindship
.Lesley Castle
.The History of England
.A Collection of Letters
.The female philosopher
.The first Act of a Comedy
.A Letter from a Young Lady
.A Tour through Wales
.A Tale

Juvenilia – Volume the Third
.Catharine, or the Bower

message 2: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments Oh dear, I have not read half of Austen. Much of the above would keep me busy next year. Who would give me that fantastic gift :D *thinking*

message 3: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Haha!! Ikr!! There is a lot! I have only read the 6 novels so far...

message 4: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments I can't wait to get my hands on Watsons and Sanditon

message 5: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments Some nice person mentioned this on a group:


message 6: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Aww!! How lovely!

message 7: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments :) There are other authors on there. I just have to pace myself to read online.

message 8: by Samira (new)

Samira | 3 comments Hey what is a Juvenilia? It is like short stories or what?

message 9: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Works produced by the author when she was young. So, not like her later novels :)

message 10: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments After a year, I end my Jane Austen works challenge. I am saturated!

message 11: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Wow! So you have read....?

message 12: by Maria (new)

Maria | 86 comments Congrats! I have still a lot to read.

message 13: by Marren (last edited Oct 01, 2013 06:02AM) (new)

Marren | 764 comments I recommend this site. After about a year and a half of reading about Jane Austen life and her works, this site is the most detailed and user friendly out of the bunch:


I also did an adaptation challenge of films from the novels and movies with their storyline hinting Austen work. This project is incomplete and it may be so for a long time. There are numerous early adaptation that are hard to get.

I began this challenge not to gloat about reading Austen's work afterwards but there is just something about this lady that just intrigues me. I have never felt this way about any other writer. She is indeed my only favourite author so far. I am now contemplating a Charles Dickens project for next year God willing.

I honestly feel satisfied but drained at the same time. Reading from a kindle certainly has its advantages and disadvantages. I owe another group on Goodreads many thanks, we took part in a Jane Austen Project for 2013. Now I am trying to read some biographies on Austen whilst I watch some documentaries.

I urge anyone who loves/ likes Jane Austen and her work to google the link I gave earlier in the post, to browse through the author's work. I hope this is legal :) I am usually wary about posting links.

message 14: by Sophie, Your Lovely Moderator (new)

Sophie | 2624 comments Mod
Brilliant! I will check out the link!

message 15: by Maria (last edited Oct 01, 2013 09:35AM) (new)

Maria | 86 comments Thank you, Marren. I already knew that site, though. It is very helpful especially for people who speak Italian.

message 16: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments No problem

Oh yes it is Maria. I tried reading a bit of it, the language seem close to Spanish. I just like the layout of this site.

message 17: by Maria (new)

Maria | 86 comments Yes it is fine :) And it is interesting because there are all the translations of the novels and some other works. Plus, there are some news about meetings and events, mostly in Italy.

message 18: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments Ok, I notice there is plenty on there I do not understand. Thanks for explaining.

message 19: by Maria (new)

Maria | 86 comments You are welcome! But if you need some help just let me know, I would be happy to help you :)

message 20: by Marren (new)

Marren | 764 comments Oh thanks very much! :)

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