Top 5 Novels by Jane Austen

Are you a fan of timeless classics? Then you must know the works of one of the most beloved authors in history - Jane Austen. It is no secret that her books have been adapted into TV shows and movies over the years, but if you’re looking for the “real deal,” nothing beats reading her original stories. To help you get started, here are five of Jane Austen’s most famous novels. 

1. Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is not only an enduring literary classic but an iconic story of human folly and triumph. Austen skillfully examines love, prejudice, pride, and family tensions through the lens of five lovably flawed sisters and their meddlesome mother. With a subtle wit in her writing that remains captivating to this day, Austen explores complex ideas such as social class and the power dynamics between men and women during the Regency era. 

Pride and Prejudice's enduring impact on literature has proven it one of the most beloved novels of all time — a surefire classic that readers proudly return to again and again.

2. Sense and Sensibility

Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is a timeless classic, and rightly so. The novel’s themes of morality, emotions, and independence remain meaningful to this day, which has allowed for its admiration by readers across the ages. It follows two sisters on their journey to finding true love and in doing so, paints a beautiful picture of societal norms both then and now. Austen’s use of language is second to none; it's witty, humorous and captivating, creating an exceptional reading experience along the way. 

It's no wonder that Sense and Sensibility continues to proudly stand alongside some of her other works such as Emma and Pride and Prejudice as some of the great novels ever written.

3. Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park is a classic novel written by Jane Austen that has withstood the test of time and continues to enchant readers everywhere. The story tells of Fanny Price, a young girl from humble beginnings who moves in with her wealthy aunt and uncle, and adjusts to life in the upper classes. Through sharp wit and shrewd observations, Austen examines social conventions of 19th century Britain, all in the context of one captivating story. To this day Mansfield Park remains one of the best examples of literature from its period and is proudly enjoyed by both established readers and beginners alike.

4. Emma

Emma is truly an inspiring figure. She has made a huge impact on her community and beyond through her volunteer work, determination, and leadership skills. Emma has dedicated countless hours to helping those in need, always making sure that everyone is receiving the best possible service. With her strong vision of making the world a better place, she often brings together people of different backgrounds to work collaboratively towards a common goal. She is an invaluable member of society who deserves recognition for the positive impact she makes every day.

5. Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey is a historic novel published in 1817 by English novelist Jane Austen. It follows the story of heroine Catherine Morland and her adventures in Bath, England with her new-found companions. Northanger Abbey has been celebrated as a masterpiece of understatement, wit, and irony — displaying all of the hallmark traits that make Austen's writing renowned to this day. As we proudly remember Northanger Abbey for its impact on literature and culture now, we have reason to believe that future generations will be looking back at it fondly for centuries to come.