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Our friends at Seattle Public Library put together a reading list just for our production, with plenty of titles to feed your interest before and after the show.

To view a full annotated list and place holds on items visit
Seattle Public Library’s website.

Pride and Prejudice
by Austen, Jane
Book - 2014

Get ready for Kate Hamill’s adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by (re)reading Austen’s beloved classic novel.

Longbourn
by Baker, Jo
Book - 2013

In this retelling of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE from the servants’ perspectives, Baker’s attention to historical detail is outmatched only by the emotional complexity of her characters.

Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
by Barron, Stephanie
eBook - 1996

Who better than the clever Jane Austen to solve her neighborhood’s mysteries? When a friend’s husband is poisoned, Jane uncovers many possible suspects, including a greedy landlord and resentful kin.

Bride & Prejudice
DVD - 2005

This 2004 Bollywood adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE boasts a talented cast and fantastic dance numbers.

Bridget Jones's Diary
A Novel
by Fielding, Helen
Book - 1999

No Austen list is complete without Bridget Jones: single, 30-something Bridget begins a diary to keep track of cigarettes smoked and alcohol consumed, as well as her romantic entanglements.

The Jane Austen Project
by Flynn, Kathleen
Book - 2017

Two near-future, time-traveling researchers are sent to 1815 to retrieve an unfinished Austen novel and determine the cause of her death. Unexpected romance and intrigue complicates their mission.


The Jane Austen Book Club
by Fowler, Karen Joy
Book - 2005

Six Californians get together monthly to discuss Austen’s novels and their own personal dramas.

Austenland
A Novel
by Hale, Shannon
Book - 2007

Modern-day Jane’s Austen obsession is affecting her happiness, as no boyfriend has been able to live up to Mr. Darcy. Will a trip to an immersive Austen resort finally allow her to kick her obsession?

Death Comes to Pemberley
by James, P. D.
Book - 2011

Six years after the events of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Elizabeth’s and Darcy’s happy lives are plunged into upheaval by Wickham’s murder.

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
DVD - 2014

Originally aired in 1995, this beloved six-hour-long BBC/A&E co-production stars Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennet and Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/user/LizzieBennet
Web Resource

A 21st-century version of Austen’s classic told via vlog (video blog) entries, this charming YouTube series gained quite a devoted fan base and was later adapted into a novel.

Eligible
A Novel
by Sittenfeld, Curtis
Book - 2016

From the best-selling author of Prep comes a modern retelling of a classic. Liz may be a magazine writer and Darcy a neurosurgeon, but Sittenfeld still captures Austen’s humor and social criticism.

Jane Austen at Home
by Worsley, Lucy
Book - 2017

Written in the style of a play (with each act set in a different Austen residence), this well-researched biography provides an engaging commentary on Austen’s life and writings.