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Jane Austen Links

This is not intended to be a complete set of links to Jane Austen-related material on the web: there are already such a proliferation of sites that maintaining an up-to-date list is a full-time job. Rather it is a selection of links to other Jane Austen groups, and sites that provide comprehensive resources for those who wish to increase their knowledge of this most fascinating area of English literature.


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This section lists web sites of other Jane Austen Societies. For contact information, including addresses and telephone numbers for these, and other societies which do not have web sites, please click here.

Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)
JASNA is the national group which encompasses various chapters in Canada and the USA. This web site should be the first point of contact for anybody seeking contact information for Jane Austen-related groups in North America. Links to other chapter of JASNA can be found here.

The Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom
The Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom was founded in 1940 by Dorothy Darnell with the purpose of raising funds to preserve the Cottage in the village of Chawton, Hampshire, where Jane Austen lived with her mother and sister Cassandra from 1809 to 1817.

The Jane Austen Society of Australia
The Jane Austen Society of Australia was founded in 1989 to bring together all lovers of Jane Austen and her works in Australia. This page has links anc contact details for daughter related organizations within Australia and New Zealand.

The Jane Austen Society of Melbourne
The Jane Austen Society of Melbourne is organisationally independent of JASA. It is located in Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria.

The Jane Austen Society of Buenos Aires
The Jane Austen Society of Buenos Aires, a Latin American association for those who wish to share their appreciation of Jane Austen. This is the only Jane Austen society in South America.


AustenBlog
A relatively new site, AustenBlog is a great new blog that is regularly updated with all sort for Austeniana. An essential resource.

Austenprose
Written by Lake Stevens, WA resident Laurel Ann Nattress, Austenprose is a daily celebration of the brilliance of Jane Austen's writing.

The Republic of Pemberley
This is probably the most comprehensive and active Jane Austen resource on the web. It is maintained by a large group of volunteers, and within the borders of the republic can be found information on, or links to just about every aspect of Jane Austen's work, life, and times.

Henry Churchyard's Jane Austen Information Page
This page, previously located at the University of Texas, is now part of the larger Republic of Pemberley site described above. It has been described as the net's premiere Jane Austen site, and contains vast amounts of information about Jane Austen's life and times, her work, and just about every aspect of Austeniana. This should be your first stop in any search for information about Jane Austen and her works, and contains various pieces of Jane Austen-related humour.

The AUSTEN-L Mailing List
AUSTEN-L is a mailing list hosted by McGill University in Montreal, Canada. This list is devoted to Jane Austen's works, adaptations of her books and the work of her contemporaries. It encompasses two subgroups: Austen Criticism and Contemporaries which discusses one author at a time.=
The Jane Austen Museum, Chawton
The Jane Austen Museum is housed in the cottage in the charming Hampshire village of Chawton, where Jane Austen spent the last few years of her brief life, and where she wrote and revised most of her novels. The museum is home to many important Jane Austen artefacts, including the table where she used to write her novels, a quilt worked on by her and her family, and in the Old Bakehouse, the original donkey cart that she used to travel around the locality. As well as providing a fascinating glimpse into Jane Austen's day-to-day life, the museum houses a tasteful giftshop. The museum is about half a mile from the Great House at Chawton (see below).

Chawton House Library
The 'Great House' and landscape at Chawton, the village that was home to Jane Austen from 1809 until her death in 1817, have been restored by a British educational charity, Chawton House Library, and is now the home of the Centre for the Study of Early English Women's Writing (1600-1830) and a unique collection of rare books. Group visits to Chawton may be made by appointment.

The Jane Austen Centre, Bath, England
The Jane Austen Centre in Bath has been created with the guidance of local members of the Jane Austen Society and authorities on Jane Austen. It aims to be not only informative but exciting and illuminating. With knowledgeable staff, books and leaflets available, it makes the perfect starting point to an exploration of Jane Austen's Bath.


This section lists web sites which are not solely devoted to Jane Austen, but which are likely to be of interest to the informed or curious reader.

The Alliance of Literary Societies
This site has as its aim compiling a list of all major literary societies around the world. If you are interested in finding a society dedicated to a particular author, check this site first.


Last update: 8/3/2008


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