The Works of Jane Austen ~ Primary Sources

Primary Sources ONLINE:

1.  All Six Novels

          *HTML at Pemberley
          *various sites via A Celebration of Women Writers
          *at Molland’s Circulating Library
          *ebooks of all the novels at The Jane Austen Free ebook Collection

 

2.   Sense and Sensibility

            *1811 First Edition [Egerton](at books.google.com) vol. I; Vol II [Vol. III not yet available]
          *1833 Bentley edition (books.google.com)   (complete)
          *1896 edition (Hugh Thomson illustrated) (Internet Archive)
          *The Novels & Letters of JA (1906; Brock illustrated) vol. I; vol. II
          *R.W. Chapman’s 1923 edition vol. I
          *Brock illustrations (solitary-elegance.com)
          *Brock illustrations (Molland’s)

3.  Pride and Prejudice

          *1813 edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III   (vol. 2 & 3: complete)
          *1894 edition (Hugh Thomson illustrated) (Internet Archive)
          *The Novels & Letters of JA (1906; Brock illustrated) vol. III; vol. IV
          *R.W. Chapman’s 1923 edition vol. II
          *Brock illustrations (Molland’s)

4.  Mansfield Park

          *1814 edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III   (all: complete)
          *1816 (2nd) edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III (all: complete)
          *The Novels & Letters of JA (1906; Brock illustrated) vol. V; vol. VI
          *Brock’s illustrations (solitary-elegance.com)
          *
more Brock illustrations
          *Brock illustrations (Molland’s)

5.  Emma

          *1816 edition vol. I; vol. II; vol. III   (all: complete)
          *1896 edition (Hugh Thomson illustrated) (Live Search Books)
          *The Novels & Letters of JA (1906; Brock illustrated) vol. VII; vol. VIII
          *R.W. Chapman’s 1923 edition vol. IV

          *Brock illustrations (solitary-elegance.com)
          *
more Brock illustrations
          *Thomson’s illustrations (
solitary-elegance.com)
          *Brock illustrations (Molland’s)

  • Resources and links about Emma

6.  Northanger Abbey & Persuasion

          *1818 edition vol. I (inc: biographical notice); vol. II; vol. III; vol. IV 
            (vol. 2 & 4: complete)
          *1913 edition (Hugh Thomson illustrated) (Internet Archive)
          *The Novels & Letters of JA (1906; Brock illustrated) vol. IX; vol. X
          *R.W. Chapman’s 1923 edition vol. V
           NA : *Brock’s illustrations (solitary-elegance.com)
                   *
more Brock illustrations
                   *
Miscellaneous illustrations
                   *Brock, Thomson and more illustrations (Molland’s)
            P :   *Brock illustrations (
solitary-elegance.com)
                   *
more Brock illustrations
                   *Brock illustrations (Molland’s)

7.  Minor Works

Lady Susan; also at Molland’s; at Internet Archive (vol. XI; 1906 edition).

Sanditon online at the University of Virginia. This is Austen’s uncompleted text.

The Watsons; also, in JEAL’s Memoir; also at Molland’s; at Internet Archive (vol. XI; 1906 edition).

8.  Juvenilia

The History of England – the British Library features online images of the original Austen document! Transcription and even an audio option is available. The audio gives background on the Juvenilia (see the Introduction), as well as a lively reading of the text. Delightful pictures drawn and painted by Cassandra Austen.

History of England – text and illustrations [U of Chicago]

Love & Freindship and Other Early Works (also includes: Lesley Castle, The History of England, Collection of Letters, Scraps) – edition includes a preface by G.K. Chesterton (1922). Also, at Molland’s.

9.  Austen Family Letters

Austen, Jane. JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS, ed. Deirdre Le Faye (1995). See a subject guide to this copy of the letters at Molland’s Circulating Library.

Austen-Leigh, R.A., ed. THE AUSTEN PAPERS, 1704-1856 (1942; reprinted 1995).

Brabourne, Lord, ed. LETTERS OF JANE AUSTEN (1884). vol. I; vol. II

The Novels & Letters of Jane Austen (1906), vol. XI, vol. XII

Chapman, R.W., ed. JANE AUSTEN’S LETTERS TO HER SISTER CASSANDRA AND OTHERS (1932).

  • Resources and links about the Letters

10. Audio Austen

Buyer beware! Narrators vary; some read slowly and carefully rather than characterfully. However, these are FREE audio sources, and LibriVox and Project Gutenberg have done well to find volunteer readers.  The same menu will get you the Gutenberg text files, as well. By the way, LibriVox and Project Gutenberg both welcome volunteers!

11. Sequels & Continuations

See our Sequels & Continuations Page

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