Jane Austen

‘Pride and Prejudice’ Set for ‘Downton’-Style Retelling

This idea seems so market-tested that it’s surprising that no one thought of it sooner, but here it is: 39-year-old British author Jo Baker has re-worked Pride and Prejudice with a Downton Abbey twist, focusing on the world of the ...

‘Pride and Prejudice’ at 200: Perfect Time to Ogle Colin Firth in a Wet Shirt

Before the month is over, we’d be remiss if we failed to note that January marks the 200th anniversary – we’re talking bicentennial – of the publication of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Royal Roundup: Duchess of Cambridge and Jane Austen Are Cousins?

It seems that Kate Middleton has quite the family tree. We already know that she’s linked to American chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, and now some new genealogy research reveals that she and Jane Austen are also related.

“What’s the Big Deal About Jane Austen?” the BBC Asks

BBC asks, “What’s all the fuss with Jane Austen anyway?” They invited scholars and fans to chime in.