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3 Must-Read Books by Jane Austen: Where to Start Reading

We’ve picked out three must-read books by the author and tell you where to start.

The 3 Must-Read Books by Jane Austen

There are few authors as celebrated as Jane Austen.  Her novels have been read and enjoyed by millions of people for centuries.  So if you’re looking to start reading her books, where should you begin?  In this blog post, we will recommend three must-read books by Jane Austen and help you decide where to start reading!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

One of Austen’s most famous novels is Pride and Prejudice.  The story follows Elizabeth Bennet, one of five sisters who must marry wealthy men in order to secure their future.  Elizabeth is determined not to marry for money but to find a man she truly loves.  However, when she meets the wealthy Mr. Darcy, she finds herself challenged on this front.  Pride and Prejudice is a classic novel of love, family, and society and is widely considered one of Austen’s best works.

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

If you’re interested in reading a Jane Austen novel with a bit of mystery and suspense, we recommend Northanger Abbey.  This book follows Catherine Morland as she becomes caught up in the world of gothic novels and starts to see mysteries everywhere she looks.  If you’re looking for a Jane Austen novel that’s a little bit different from her other works, Northanger Abbey is a great choice.

Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

Finally, we have Emma.  The novel follows the titular character, Emma Woodhouse, as she meddles in the love lives of those around her.  Emma is determined to play matchmaker, but her well-intentioned interference often results disastrously.  Emma is a funny and lighthearted read that will keep you entertained from beginning to end.

Sandition Jane Austen

NOTABLE MENTION

Sandition Jane Austen

A notable Jane Austen mention is her novel Sandition which was unfinished at the time of her death.  The story is about Charlotte Heywood, a young woman from a small village who moves to the seaside town of Sanditon.  There, she meets a cast of colorful characters and soon becomes caught up in the dramas of village life.  Although incomplete, Sandition is a charming read that gives us a glimpse into what Austen’s final novel might have been.

So there you have it: our three must-read books by Jane Austen plus a notable mention.  Whether you’re looking for romance, mystery, or comedy, Austen has a novel that will suit your taste.  So pick up one of these classics today and start your journey into the world of Jane Austen!

What do you think about the books on this list?

Have you read any of Jane Austen’s novels?  Do you have a favorite Jane Austen novel?  If not, which one do you plan on starting with?  Let us know in the comments below!

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