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Austen on Screen


austen star color2It is a truth universally acknowledged that the book is always better than the movie, but what fun it can be to watch those movies! 

Jane Austen’s novels have been adapted for large and small screens since 1938—from faithful recreations to reinterpretations and modernizations. The films and videos listed for each novel are available today.

Sense and Sensibility

Three traditional adaptations and four modern reimaginings bring Austen's first novel to life.

Pride and Prejudice

This sparkling work has been adapted and reimagined more often than any of Austen's other novels.

Mansfield Park

Jane Austen's "problem" novel has been adapted three times for large and small screens. 

Emma

Eight major adaptations—both period and modern—have been produced for the large and small screen.

Northanger Abbey

Traditional adaptations of Austen's gothic parody have been created for television only twice.

Persuasion

Austen's novel about second chances has inspired three period adaptations and two modernizations.

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“My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation.”

Persuasion