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To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, we’ve put together 50 classic books that capture the spirit of her literary world and the brilliant humour of her writing. Now available for your school at an exclusive discounted price.

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Jane Austen 200

As well as her six novels and two collections of her shorter works, here are great books that inspired Austen; were influenced by her; or can even be read as creative reactions against her, like Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. We've also included a few books by authors who, like Austen, were masters of comic writing, such as Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as other perennial classics by Arthur Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and many more. We hope you and your students enjoy this celebration of the extraordinary Jane Austen.

We have also put together some resources you can use with your students, and you can download for free below.

The Books

  1. Emma Jane Austen 9780141439587
  2. Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon Jane Austen 9780140431025
  3. Love and Freindship Jane Austen 9780141395111
  4. Mansfield Park Jane Austen 9780141439808
  5. Northanger Abbey Jane Austen 9780141439792 
  6. Persuasion Jane Austen 9780141439686
  7. Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen 9780141439518
  8. Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen 9780141439662
  9. Don Juan George Gordon, Lord Byron 9780140424522
  10. Selected Poems John Clare 9780140437249
  11. Lyrical Ballads Samuel Taylor Coleridge & William Wordsworth 9780140424621
  12. Castle Rackrent and Ennui Maria Edgeworth 9780140433203
  13. Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll 9780141439761
  14. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner James Hogg 9780141441535
  15. Selected Poems John Keats 9780140424478
  16. The Mysteries of Udolpho Ann Radcliffe 9780140437591
  17. Ivanhoe Walter Scott 9780140436587
  18. Waverley Walter Scott 9780140436600
  19. Frankenstein Mary Shelley 9780141439471
  20. A Sentimental Journey Laurence Sterne 9780140437799
  21. Three Gothic Novels Horace Walpole & Mary Shelley & William Beckford 9780140430363
  22. Selected Poems William Wordsworth 9780140424423
  23. English Romantic Verse 9780140421026
  24. Silas Marner George Eliot 9780141439754
  25. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 9780141439730
  26. Kidnapped Robert Louis Stevenson 9780141441795
  27. The Sign of Four Arthur Conan Doyle 9780140439076
  28. Daisy Miller Henry James 9780141441344
  29. Washington Square Henry James 9780141441368
  30. Far From the Madding Crowd Thomas Hardy 9780141439655
  31. A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens 9780141439600
  32. Hard Times Charles Dickens 9780141439679
  33. The Island of Dr Moreau H G Wells 9780141441023
  34. The War of the Worlds H G Wells 9780141441030
  35. The Time Machine H G Wells 9780141439976
  36. The Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad 9780141441672
  37. Around the World in 80 Days Jules Verne 9780140449068
  38. Agnes Grey Anne Bronte 9780140432107
  39. The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays Oscar Wilde 9780140436068
  40. The Complete Short Fiction Oscar Wilde 9780141439693
  41. A Doll's House and Other Plays Henrik Ibsen 9780141194561
  42. The Jungle Books Rudyard Kipling 9780141196657
  43. Mary Barton Elizabeth Gaskell 9780140434644
  44. The Invisible Man H.G. Wells 9780141439983
  45. Tales of Hoffman Ernst Hoffmann 9780140443929
  46. Cranford Elizabeth Gaskell 9780141439884
  47. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte 9780141441146
  48. Diary of a Nobody George Grossman 9780140437324
  49. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte 9780141439556
  50. Sanshiro Natsume Soseki 9780140455625
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