Biography: Jane Austen was born in 1775 in England and was the seventh child out of eight, six boys and two girls. She grew up in a family that loved to read. She particularly enjoyed the more uninhibited novels of the eighteenth century versus the novels of the Victoria era. She started writing in her teens, both novels and letters, often describing the many parties, social events and encounters with eligible men. She was particularly close to her older sister Cassandra, who, like Jane, never married. Jane died at age 41, reportedly from Addisons disease.

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  1. Mansfield Park
    Mansfield Park
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 3.2/5 (608 votes cast)

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    In an act of charity, Mrs. Norris offers to take in her niece, Fanny Price, a fragile young girl. When she arrives at Mansfield Park, the unsophisticated Fanny clashes with her wealthy, upper class relatives. Her cousin Edmund, however, understands her and captures her heart.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  2. Persuasion
    Persuasion
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 3.2/5 (530 votes cast)

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    This is the love story of Anne Elliot, the daughter of a vane nobleman, and Captain Frederick Wentworth, a man with no fortune. She is convinced by her father to refuse Frederick's marriage proposal and lives a sad and lonely life; however, she gets a second chance seven years later.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  3. Northanger Abbey
    Northanger Abbey
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.8/5 (343 votes cast)

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    Catherine Morland meets Henry and John, both intriguing young men while on vacation. She is drawn between them and is soon invited to stay with Henry's family Northanger Abbey. John tries to sabotage the blooming relationship. Henry's father initially forbids the marriage because John tells him that Catherine is not as rich as he previously believed; but, he eventually approves when his daughter becomes engaged to a wealthy, titled man.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  4. Lady Susan
    Lady Susan
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.4/5 (300 votes cast)

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    Recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon flirts, lies and pretends to be humble in a series of letter exchanges designed to help her find a financially suitable husband in London high society for herself and her shy teenaged daughter Frederica.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  5. Emma - Volume 3
    Emma - Volume 3
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.8/5 (266 votes cast)

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    Emma Woodhouse schemes to find a suitable husband for her friend and plunders through the challenges of her social world. She shares her life with unforgettable characters in a small town that is in the middle of a historical transition.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  6. Emma - Volume 2
    Emma - Volume 2
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.7/5 (291 votes cast)

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    Emma Woodhouse schemes to find a suitable husband for her friend and plunders through the challenges of her social world. She shares her life with unforgettable characters in a small town that is in the middle of a historical transition.

    Categories: Regency Romance, Romance

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  7. Emma - Volume 1
    Emma - Volume 1
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.8/5 (332 votes cast)

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    Emma Woodhouse schemes to find a suitable husband for her friend and plunders through the challenges of her social world. She shares her life with unforgettable characters in a small town that is in the middle of a historical transition.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance

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  8. Sense and Sensibility
    Sense and Sensibility
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 3.1/5 (649 votes cast)

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    Two sisters and their mother are sent to live in the country after they become impoverished after their father's death. The very different personalities of each sister leads them to very different love stories. Love and marriage do not come easily.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  9. Pride and Prejudice
    Pride and Prejudice
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 3.8/5 (2834 votes cast)

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    This is a 19th century England romantic story of the rebellious Elizabeth Bennet, a strong-willed young woman and Mr. Darcy, a mysterious and arrogant wealthy man. Her unwillingness to marry him threatens the future of her family. The book was first published in 1813.

    Categories: Romance, Other Fiction

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