The Five Essential Jane Austen-Premised Novels

Another year may be over, but Jane Austen isn’t going away. 2018 had its fair share of adaptations, from Ibi Zoboi’s Pride to Leah Marie Brown’s Badly Done, Emma Lee — but 2019 is coming in strong. Ballantine Books will release Soniah Kamal’s Unmarriageable later this month, and this May we’ll see Sonali Dev’s Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors.That’s two South Asian versions of Pride and Prejudice before we get to the second half of the year.

None of those novels are on the list below. Instead — thinking you might need a break from the adaptations — Vulture has ranked our favorite Austen-related stories. These book use the cult of Jane as a premise for the story itself, serving as both an homage to and a commentary on the Austen-adaptation industrial complex.

Read the list of Austen-inspired books on Vulture’s list.

By Nikki Powell
June 19, 2022