Jane Austen Reimagined

The popularity of Jane Austen's works has inspired authors to write sequels, prequels and companion novels to her works.  In addition, the author herself appears as a character in several novels, most notably in Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen Mystery series.

Jane Austen. Emma
Austen perceptively and comically reveals to the reader the life of the English countryside, with its social nuance and mischievousness and most masterfully elevates "the trivialities of day-to-day existence, of parties, picnics, and country dances", (Virginia Woolf). At the center of this world is her inimitable character, Emma Woodhouse, a self-proclaimed matchmaker who just may find herself the victim of her own best intentions.
 
 
Joan Aiken. Jane Fairfax
presents the story of Jane Faixfax, Emma's rival as well as a complex young woman with desires and an emotional life of her own.
 
 
Joan Austen-Leigh. A Visit to Highbury: Another View of Emma
The great-great-grandniece of Jane Austen offers a delightful and refreshing visit with some of the classic characters from Austen's famous novel Emma, giving a parallel view of Highbury through the eyes of the local schoolmistress.

 
Jane Gillespie. Aunt Celia
A spinoff of Emma centering around minor character Frank Churchill and his sister Celia, the title character.
Jane Austen. Mansfield Park
A poor relation adopted into a wealthy family, Fanny Price has only her good nature as a weapon in the battle to win the heart of the man she loves. In "Mansfield Park," a sequel of sorts to Pride and Prejudice, Austen at once challenges and embraces the mores of the day as only she can.
 
Joan Aiken. Mansfield Revisited
A sequel to Mansfield Park centering around the blossoming love story between Susan Price and Tom Bertram.
 
Joan Aiken. The Youngest Miss Ward
A charming companion book to Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park", written by one of her most sparkling successors. After the death of her mother, Hattie, the most accomplished and kindest of the Ward sisters, finds herself back in the life of the haughty Lady Ursula.
 
Jane Gillespie. Ladysmead
Sophie has no hopes of marriage until she meets a young clergyman in this novel based on Mansfield Park.
 
 
Judith Terry. Version and Diversion
Mansfield Park as told from the servants point of view.  Jane is maid to second daughter Julia.  When she is dismissed because she attracts the men Julia and her sister are pursuing, she journeys to London where she eventually launches a successful acting career.
Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice
A headstrong young woman and her aristocratic suitor must overcome their respective impediments to a happy ending--his pride must be humbled and her prejudice dissolved. The consummate artistry of the author transforms this effervescent tale of a rural romance into a witty, shrewdly observed satire of English country life.
Teddy F. Bader. Desire and Duty: a Sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Set in the years 1805-1815, Desire and Duty tells the romantic adventures of Mr. Darcy's beautiful, shy, devout younger sister, Georgiana.
Julia Barrett.  Presumption: an Entertainment
In this witty sequel to Pride and Prejudice, are all of our old friends, and some newer ones too. In the idyllic serenity of their great house, Pemberley, we find Georgiana Darcy now under the happy tutelage of her young sister-in-law, Elizabeth Bennet Darcy. Meanwhile, the unfortunate Bennet clan is beset by its share of woes. How the Bennet name is cleared, and how Georgiana finds love after all, is a tale artfully unfolded in this enchanting tribute to England's best-loved novelist.
Paula Marantz Cohen. Jane Austen in Boca
Jane Austen centered her novels around the lives of three or four families in a country village. So does Cohen, in this parody of Pride and Prejudice, except that her village is Boca Raton, Florida, and the characters are retired Jewish widows and widowers in this romantic comedy of manners.
 
Jane Gillespie. Teverton Hall
Mr. Dallow becomes Mr. Collin's patron in this sequel to Pride and Prejudice.
 
 
Melissa Nathan. Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field
Fresh, wild, wonderfully romantic and absolutely hilarious, Pride, Prejudice and Jasmin Field is Jane Austen as the great lady herself never imagined it.
Emma Tennant. Pemberley: a Sequel to Pride and Prejudice
With wit and style and genuine insight into character, Pemberley brilliantly delineates the perils and pleasures of a marriage between two people as strong-willed and prickly as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy.
 
Emma Tennant. An Unequal Marrage: or Pride and Prejudice Twenty Years Later
In the author's second sequel, successor to the well-received Pemberley, young Master Edward Darcy makes trouble for the Darcy fortune and marriage by his determination to fight for Napoleon and his huge gambling debts.
Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen's first published novel, sparkling with wit and artistry, captures the inequities of birth, class, and marriage faced by the sisters Dashwood.
 
Joan Aiken. Eliza's Daughter
In the sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, Eliza's daughter, Liz, grows up as a charming, well-educated, irrepressible hoyden in the town of Byblow Bottom, until she is brought back to the Dashwood sisters' home.
Julia Barrett. The Third Sister: a Continuation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
In a sequel to Jane Austen's classic Sense and Sensibility, Margaret, the third Dashwood sister, struggles to equal her two older sisters in accomplishment.
Jane Austen. The Watsons
Austen's unfinished seventh novel.
 
Joan Aiken. Emma Watson: the Watsons Completed
In a novel that is based on The Watsons, an unfinished Jane Austen novel, Emma Watson, who tends her father's household along with her sister Elizabeth, finds herself caught up in an adventure as two men compete for her attention.
 
Stephanie Barron. Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
Visiting the estate of her friend Isobel, the newly married Countess of Scargrave, Jane Austen is drawn into a mystery when Isobel's husband dies suspiciously and the bereaved young bride is implicated in the murder.
 
Stephanie Barron. Jane and the Man of the Cloth
When Jane and her family seek refuge at High Down Grange, her first questions are about the mysterious master Geoffrey Sidmouth and the lovely woman at his side. But gossip and nosiness are soon forgotten when a man is found hanged. Then a second mysterious death draws Jane into a perilous scheme to entrap and expose a murderer.
Stephanie Barron. Jane and the Wandering Eye
In Stephanie Barron's third Jane Austen Mystery, the beloved author embarks on her most perplexing case...as misplaced passions, festering malice, and the desire for revenge serve to conceal the true motives for murder.
Stephanie Barron. Jane and the Genius of the Place
Jane Austen is off to the Canterbury Races where the rich go to gamble away their fortunes. At this year's race, Francoise Grey, a French beauty, has cast a spell on the gentlemen of Kent. But Mrs. Grey's unbridled behavior has invited more than scandalous speculation. Someone has killed her! Deliciously sinister and skillfully wrought, Jane and the Genius of the Place is stylish puzzler.
Stephanie Barron. Jane and the Stillroom Maid
The fifth episode of the mystery series featuring beloved author and intrepid sleuth Jane Austen begins with a savage murder. The victim is a young serving-girl from a nearby estate. Was the killing the work of a madman? Or were the dead girl's injuries the form of execution for traitors to the secret rites of Freemasonry? When the wrong person is accused of murder, Jane Austen becomes an innocent person's only hope.
Stephanie Barron. Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House
Jane Austen's potential as a detective has been superbly chronicled in Barron's five bestselling historical mysteries. Now Jane's new home introduces her to nautical society, where Britannia rules the waves, but murder seethes below the surface.
Stephanie Barron. Jane and the Ghosts of Netley
In her seventh captivating adventure, Jane Austen finds her crime-solving mettle put to the test in a confounding case of intrigue, murder, and high treason. Among the haunted ruins of an ancient abbey, Jane is drawn into a shadow world of dangerous secrets and traitorous hearts where not only her life is at stake--but the fate of England.
Karen Joy Fowler. Jane Austen Book Club
Nothing ever moves in a straight line in Fowler's fiction, and in her latest, the complex dance of modern love has never been so devious or so much fun. In this newest work, six Californians join to discuss Jane Austen's novels. Over the six months they meet, marriages are tested, affairs begin, unsuitable arrangements become suitable, and love happens.
Wilder Perkins. Hoare and the Portsmouth Atrocities
In this first in a series of historical naval mysteries, Bartholomew Hoare, an officer in His Majesty's Royal Navy during the reign of George III, comes to the rescue of a lady being attacked by two ruffians. The next day, one of the attackers turns up dead under suspicious circumstances.  During the investigation, he runs into several characters including Jane Austen.