Novels Inspired by Jane Austen
- Eliza's Daughter by Joan Aiken (1994)
- In this sequel to Sense and Sensibility , Eliza's daughter, Liz, grows up to be a charming, well-educated, irrepressible hoyden in the town of Byblow Bottom, until she is brought back to the Dashwood sisters' home.
- Emma Watson: The Watsons Completed by Joan Aiken (1996)
- In a novel based on Jane Austen's last, unfinished novel, The Watsons , Emma Watson, who tends her father's household along with her sister Elizabeth, finds herself caught up in an adventure as two men compete for her attention.
- The Youngest Miss Ward by Joan Aiken (1998)
- Hettie Ward, one of the sisters from Mansfield Park , has been sent to live with her uncle by her family who no longer wants her around them, but once settled at her new residence, she finds a new battle with Lady Ursula over the affections of a special man.
- The True Darcy Spirit by Elizabeth Aston (2006)
- Cassandra Darcy, disowned by her family, struggles to support herself by working as a painter in bohemian London, an effort that is challenged by the unwanted advances of Lord Usborne and a cache of compromising letters written by the queen.
- The Third Sister: A Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility by Julia Barrett (1996)
- In a sequel to Sense and Sensibility , Margaret, the third Dashwood sister, struggles to equal her two older sisters in accomplishment.
- Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor: Being the First Jane Austen Mystery by Stephanie Barron (1996)
- Visiting the estate of her friend Isobel, the newly married Countess of Scargrave, Jane Austen is drawn into a mystery when Isobel's husband dies suspiciously and the bereaved young bride is implicated in the murder. First in a series.
- Suspense and Sensibility, or, First Impressions Revisited: A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery by Carrie Bebris (2005)
- A sequel to Pride and Prejudice finds Pemberley newlyweds Mr. And Mrs. Darcy identifying a seemingly ideal suitor for Elizabeth's younger sister, a situation that turns bizarre when the young man's personality undergoes a radical change.
- Jane Austen In Boca by Paula Marantz Cohen (2002)
- A witty send-up of Pride and Prejudice set in a Florida retirement village follows a circle of retirees on a hilarious voyage of love and manners.
- Jane Austen in Scarsdale: Or Love, Death, and the SATS by Paula Marantz Cohen (2006)
- In a tale inspired by Persuasion , dedicated guidance counselor Anne Ehrlich works to help her high school charges through the perils of their college admissions and remembers a past love whose nephew requires her assistance.
- Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding (1996)
- Chronicles a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a single, thirty something woman on a perpetual quest for self-improvement, as she struggles to cope with relationships, weight control, and the other baffling complexities of modern life.
- The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (2004)
- As six Californians get together to form a book club to discuss the novels of Jane Austen, their lives are turned upside down by troubled marriages, illicit affairs, changing relationships, and love.
- Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (2009)
- A mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton--and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty and arrogant Mr. Darcy.
- Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange (2007)
- A retelling of Jane Austen's classic novel , Emma , from Mr. Knightley's point of view, describes his reactions to the misguided matchmaking attempts of his beautiful and mischievous neighbor, Emma Woodhouse, reactions that take an unexpected turn when a handsome newcomer catches Emma's attentions.
- The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough (2008)
- The best-selling author of The Thorn Birds presents a sequel to Pride and Prejudice that finds the willful third Bennet sister setting out in her late thirties in pursuit of adventure while her sisters worry about her at home.
- The Reading Group by Elizabeth Noble (2005)
- Five women meet regularly to discuss books and they are changed as they bond together while facing crises in their lives, such as a wedding, a mother with dementia, an unmarried pregnant daughter, and philandering husbands.
- Sex and Sensibility: The Adventures of a Jane Austen Addict by Rosemarie Santini (2005)
- A Jane Austen devotee, Lizzie is torn between Gabriel, a fellow Austen fan, and Harry, her Mr. Darcy-like boss.
- Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman (2006)
- Julie and Ashleigh, high school sophomores and Jane Austen fans, seem to fall for the same Mr. Darcy-like boy and struggle to hide their true feelings from one another while rehearsing for a school musical. A young adult title.
- Pemberley, or, Pride and Prejudice Continued by Emma Tennant (1993)
- This sequel to Pride and Prejudice takes up the story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy a year after their wedding, when gossip and troublesome relations again cause them discomfort.
- An Unequal Marriage: Or Pride and Prejudice Twenty Years Later by Emma Tennant (1994)
- In the author's second sequel to Pride and Prejudice , Young Master Edward Darcy makes trouble for the Darcy fortune and marriage by his determination to fight for Napoleon and his huge gambling debts.
- Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen by Fay Weldon (1984)
- Correspondence with an imaginary niece discusses why it is important to read Jane Austen and what an aspiring novelist can learn from her.
- Sense and sensibility and sea monsters by Ben H Winters (2009)
- The Dashwood sisters are evicted from their childhood home and sent to live on a mysterious island full of savage creatures and dark secrets. While sensible Elinor falls in love with Edward Ferrars, her romantic sister Marianne is courted by both the handsome Willoughby and the hideous man-monster Colonel Brandon. Can the Dashwood sisters triumph over meddlesome matriarchs and unscrupulous rogues to find true love? Or will they fall prey to the tentacles that are forever snapping at their heels?
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