17 Jane Austen Gifts For Fans to Ardently Admire

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Jane Austen Gifts

Welcome to our ultimate Jane Austen Gifts list. It is over 200 years since she wrote her books but they retain a timeless quality and have legions of fans around the world. We explore each of the major six books and her lesser work as well as other gifts that will appeal to lovers of Jane’s work and her most famous book, Pride and Prejudice.

Top 5 Jane Austen Gifts

Pride and Prejudice - The 1996 BBC mini series
For many this is the definitive adaptation and is therefore our top Jane Austen gift. Six hours of glorious Austen action. This version stars Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett and Colin Firth as Mr Darcy. It includes the famous wet shirt scene that sent so many fans into a spin in 1996.
Jane Austen Coffee Mug
This lovely mug features a picture of Jane along with some of her most famous quotes including 'It is a truth universally acknowledged...etc..' The mug is large so your Austen friend can enjoy a strong cup of afternoon tea while reading Jane's novels.

Pride and Prejudice Gifts

Bridget Jones's Diary
A modern take on Pride and Prejudice this film starred Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones, the Elizabeth Bennet character. Colin Firth played Mark Darcy, once again treating us to his interpretation of Darcy. No wet shirts in this film, but a great fight with Hugh Grant. It is a real romp through the story and we secretly believe that Jane would have approved.
Pride and Prejudice 2005
Starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen this 2005 film is more rumbustious and down to earth than the BBC mini series. The first proposal is done in the pouring rain with an amazing backdrop. Donald Sutherland makes for an interesting Mr Bennett. We love the second proposal scene, soooo romantic. A great Pride and Prejudice gift.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The original Pride and Prejudice written by Jane Austen and published in 1813. For over two hundred years this has been one of the most popular fiction books in the English language. This edition has some lovely illustrations. A great way to introduce a new fan to her most famous work.
Death Comes to Pemberley
Starring Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin this story takes place some years after Mr Darcy marries Elizabeth Bennett. It is widely believed that Austen based Pemberley on Chatsworth and this sumptuous series is filmed there. The casting is fabulous, Lydia Wickham and Lady Catherine de Burgh are particularly interesting. An emotional rollercoaster awaits our favourite characters.

Sense and Sensibility Gifts

Sense and Sensibility 1996
Emma Thompson starred in this brilliant adaption and won an Oscar for her screenplay. The cast includes High Grant, Kate Winslet and the late great Alan Rickman. The cinematography is rich and moody and these elements together with the direction give us a classic film. A must have for any Jane Austen fan.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
This pretty edition by Wordsworth perfectly showcases the fist of Austen's novels to be published. We follow the Dashwood sisters as they find love after the loss of their father and the status that went with him. Austen's wit is at its finest but the integrity of the characters is not lost.

Emma Gifts

Emma - DVD
This film adaptation of Emma stars Gwineth Paltrow in the title role supported by Jeremy Northam as Mr Knightley. A delightful adaption this also stars Alan Cumming (the Good Wife) as Mr Elton.
Emma by Jane Austen
The original novel by Jane Austen follows the meddlesome matchmaking of Emma Woodhouse. Her exploits cause hurt and pain to those closest to her but she learns to let nature take it course and finds true love herself along the way.
Clueless is based directly on Emma by Jane Austen. Alicia Silverstone stars as a 15 year old in Beverly Hills High School, who, just like Emma meddles in the love affairs of her friends. This movie is now an iconic classic and a great way to introduce your friends to the Austen stories.

Persuasion Gifts

Persuasion by Jane Austen
The original novel by Jane Austen that follows the story of Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth. Eight years prior to the action in the book Anne Elliot was persuaded that Wentworth was not a suitable match and broke off their engagement. Wentworth is newly returned from a successful and lucrative naval career and the couple meet again....
Persuasion - ITV adaptation
A fabulous adaptation that stars the moody Rupert Penry-Jones as Captain Wentworth and Sally Hawkins as Anne Elliot.

Northanger Abbey Gifts

Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen (Penguin Classics)
The original novel by Jane Austen follows the young and naive Catherine Morland as she meets new acquaintances and stays as the intriguing Northanger Abbey. The novel touches on a topic explored in other novels, that of the Gothic novel, popular in Jane Austen's time.

Mansfield Park Gifts

Mansfield Park (Wordsworth Classics)
Fanny Price is a poor relation of the Bertram family who take her in as a child. The book explores the question of nature vs nurture and offers us some pretty unsavoury characters along the way.

Jane Austen’s Minor Works

Sanditon by Jane Austen
Sanditon was written at the end of Austen's life and includes an array of interesting characters.
Love and Friendship by Jane Austen
Written by Jane Austen at the age of 14 this short book is in the form of letters and was believed to been written for Jane's family's amusement.

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