Pride, Sense, and Persuasion in Mansfield Abbey: 10 Contemporary Novels for Fans of Jane Austen

Two hundred years after the author’s death (on July 18, 1817), Jane Austen remains one of the most revered writers in the English language. Beyond the many updated versions of her now-classic plots, contemporary authors continue to explore her themes of love, loyalty, social class, and self-deception. From the wild west and high seas to India and Rhode Island, these titles explore many of the same aspects of the  human condition that inspired Austen two centuries ago.


Beginner’s Greek, by James Collins

 The Cookbook Collector, by Allegra Goodman

 Fasting, Feasting, by Anita Desai

Juno & Juliet, by Julian Gough

Land Girls, by Angela Huth

 The Marriage Plot, by Jeffrey Eugenides

Master and Commander, by Patrick O’Brian

On Beauty, by Zadie Smith

These Is My Words, by Nancy Tuner

The Way Men Act, by Elinor Lipman

About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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