Jane Austen Lives On!
Novels Inspired by Jane Austen's Life and Works

Do not despair, gentle reader, if you’ve already read all of Jane Austen’s works and still hunger for more. You may now move on to any of these contemporary novels inspired by Jane Austen’s books, her characters, and even her own life. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.

Fiction with Jane Austen as a character
Contemporary fiction inspired by Jane Austen's novels
Continuations of Jane Austen's novels

Fiction with Jane Austen as a Character

Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor. 1996.
(Adult Mystery BAR).

Brant, Marilyn. According to Jane. 2009. (Teen Fiction BRE).

Brown, Laurie. What Would Jane Austen Do? 2009. (Adult Romance BRO).

Elyot, Amanda. By a Lady: Being the Adventures of an Enlightened American in Jane Austen's England. 2006.

Ford, Michael Thomas. Jane Bites Back. 2010.

Hannon, Patrice. Dear Jane Austen: A Heroine’s Guide to Life and Love. 2005.

Harrison, Cora. I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend. 2010. (Teen Fiction HAR).

Perkins, Wilder. Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities. 1998. (Adult Mystery PER).

Pitkeathley, Jill. Cassandra and Jane. 2008. (Adult Paperback-Oversize P).

Wilson, Barbara Ker. Antipodes Jane: A Novel of Jane Austen in Australia. 1984.
(Adult Romance WIL).

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Contemporary Fiction Inspired by Jane Austen's Novels

Angelini, Sara. The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy. 2009. (Adult Chick Lit ANG).

Aston, Elizabeth. Writing Jane Austen. 2010.
    Also available: CD

Caldwell, Jack. Pemberley Ranch. 2010. (Adult Romance CAL).

Cohen, Paula Marantz. Jane Austen in Boca. 2002.

Doornebos, Karen. Definitely not Mr. Darcy. 2011.
    Also available: eBook

Fairview, Monica. The Other Mr. Darcy. 2009.

Fielding, Helen. Bridget Jones’s Diary. 1996. (Adult Chick Lit FIE).
    Also available: Large Type, CD

Fowler, Karen Joy. The Jane Austen Book Club. 2004.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Goodnight, Alyssa. Austentatious. 2012.

Hale, Shannon. Austenland. 2007.
     Also available: CD

Harayda, Janice. The Accidental Bride: A Romantic Comedy. 1999. (Adult Chick Lit HAR).

Kiely, Tracy. Murder at Longbourn: A Mystery. 2009. (Adult Mystery KIE).

Nathan, Melissa. Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field. 2000.

O’Rourke, Sally Smith. The Man Who Loved Jane Austen. 2006.

Pattillo, Beth. Jane Austen Ruined My Life. 2009.

Potter, Alexandra. Me and Mr. Darcy. 2007.

Reynolds, Abigail. Pemberley by the Sea. 2008. (Adult Romance REY).

Rigaud, Heather Lynn. Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star. 2011.

Rigler, Laurie Viera. Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict. 2007.
     Also available: CD

Santini, Rosemarie. Sex & Sensibility: The Adventures of a Jane Austen Addict. 2005.

Schine, Cathleen. The Three Weissmanns of Westport. 2010.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

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Continuations of Jane Austen's Novels

Emma Continuations

Aiken, Joan. Jane Fairfax: Jane Austens Emma, through Another's Eyes. 1990. (Adult Romance AIK).

Austen-Leigh, Joan. A Visit to Highbury. 1995.

Grange, Amanda. Mr. Knightley’s Diary. 2007.
     Also available: Large Type

Mansfield Park Continuations

Aiken, Joan. Mansfield Revisited. 1984.

Grange, Amanda. Edmund Bertram’s Diary. 2008. (Adult Paperback-Oversize G).

Shepherd, Lynn. Murder at Mansfield Park. 2010. (Adult Mystery SHE).

Pride and Prejudice Continuations

Aidan, Pamela. An Assembly Such as This. 2003.

Aiken, Joan. Lady Catherine’s Necklace. 2000.

Altman, Marsha. The Darcys and the Bingleys: Pride and Prejudice Continues: A Tale of Two Gentlemen’s Marriages to Two Most Devoted Sisters. 2008.

Aston, Elizabeth. Mr. Darcys Daughters. 2003.

Aylmer, Janet. Darcy’s Story. 2006.
     Also available: eBook

Bader, Teddy F. Desire and Duty: A Sequel to Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice. 1997.

Barrett, Julia. Presumption. 1993.

Bebris, Carrie. Pride and Prescience, or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged: A Mr. & Mrs. Darcy Mystery. 2004. (Adult Mystery BEB).

Berdoll, Linda. Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues. 2004.
     Also available: CD

Fenton, Kate. Vanity and Vexation: A Novel of Pride and Prejudice. 2004.

Grange, Amanda. Wickham’s Diary. 2011.

Grange, Amanda. Dear Mr. Darcy: A Retelling of Pride and Prejudice. 2012. (Adult Paperback-Oversize G).

Halstead, Helen. Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 2007.

James. P. D. Death Comes to Pemberley. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook, Digital Player

Jeffers, Regina. Darcy’s Passions: Pride and Prejudice Through His Eyes. 2009.

Jeffers. Regina. Darcy’s Temptation: A Sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. 2009.

Jeffers, Regina. The Disappearance of Georgiana Darcy: A Pride and Prejudice Mystery. 2012.

Lathan, Sharon. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One: Pride and Prejudice Continues. 2009.

McCullough, Colleen. The Independence of Miss Mary Bennett. 2008.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Newark, Elizabeth. The Darcy’s Give a Ball: A Gentle Joke, Jane Austen Style. 2008.

Odiwe, Jane. Lydia Bennet’s Story: The Continuing Adventures of Mrs. Darcy’s Youngest Sister. 2008.

Reynolds, Abigail. Impulse and Initiative: What If Mr. Darcy Didn’t Take No for an Answer? 2008. (Adult Romance REY).

Simonsen, Mary Lydon. Searching for Pemberley. 2007.

Slater, Mary. The Private Diary of Mr. Darcy. 2008.

Tennant, Emma. Pemberley, or, Pride and Prejudice Continued. 1993.

Wasylowski, Karen V. Darcy and Fitzwilliam: A Tale of a Gentleman and an Officer. 2012.

Sense and Sensibility Continuations

Barrett, Julia. The Third Sister: A Continuation of Jane Austens Sense and Sensibility. 1996.

Gillespie, Jane. Brightsea. 1987. (Adult Romance GIL).

Odiwe, Jane. Willoughby’s Return: A Tale of Almost Irresistible Temptation. 2009.

Pattillo, Beth. The Dashwood Sisters Tell All: A Modern-day Novel of Jane Austen. 2011.

Continuations of Other Works

Aiken, Joan. Emma Watson: The Watsons Completed. 1996.

Barrett, Julia. Jane Austens Charlotte: Her Fragment of a Last Novel, Completed. 2000.
     Also available: CD

Rubino, Jane. Lady Vernon and her Daughter: A  Novel of Jane Austen’s Lady Susan. 2009.

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Campbell Webster, Emma. Lost in Austen: Create Your Own Jane Austen Adventure. 2007.

Grahame-Smith, Seth. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies : The Classic Regency Romance—Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! 2009.
    Also available: eBook

Hockensmith, Steve. Dawn of the Dreadfuls. 2010.
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Jeffers, Regina. Vampire Darcy’s Desire: A Pride and Prejudice Adaptation. 2009.

Winters, Ben H. and Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. 2009.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook