Austen for Beginners

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 -- Welcome to Austen for Beginners!

Maybe you’ve been put off in the past because you thought Jane Austen was too difficult to read?
Perhaps you’ve seen one or two of the movies or a TV mini-series, but never plucked up the courage to read the original book? If so, this site is for you!


Austen for Beginners is your guide to Jane Austen’s work if you haven’t come across it before, or if you’ve seen a movie or a book on the shelf and want to learn more. Here you will find the text of all the novels with explanatory notes which will help you to find your  way through these classic texts.
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