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A Movie for Every Jane Austen Novel Written


If you love Jane Austen—and we know you do—you may find yourself wanting more, even after reading her seven novels. Perhaps you've already even read Eligible, Curtis Sittenfeld's contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice. But don't worry; we've got options for you. Go on and borrow a film adaptation of every Jane Austen novel ever written.


Sense and Sensibility (1811)

Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, and Alan Rickman. Need we say more about this movie?

Pride and Prejudice (1813)

There is absolutely no need to introduce the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth at Mr. Darcy. None.

Mansfield Park (1814)

Mansfield Park may not be one of Austen's best-known works, but it takes on a second life in the movie version written and directed by Patricia Rozema.

Emma (1815)

Gwyneth Paltrow plays the innocent busybody Emma Woodhouse perfectly, alongside an all-star cast including Toni Collette, Alan Cumming, and Ewan McGregor in this film.

Northanger Abbey (1818, posthumous)

The adaptation from Masterpiece Theater features the romance novel afficianado Catherine Morland and shows off Austen's characteristic wit in a different light as she satirizes gothic romance.

Persuasion (1818, posthumous)

Anne Elliot, played by Sally Hawkins, must confront her past, or at least her former fiance, in this Austen adaptation.

Lady Susan (1871, posthumous)

Love and Friendship is based on Austen's most obscure novel, the epistolary narrative Lady Susan. Starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevingy, it is the most recent edition to the big screen Austen offerings.


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