The articles below offer more in-depth information about Jane Austen's life. The curated list is drawn from JASNA’s journals, Persuasions and Persuasions On-Line, and from JASNA News. A brief biography of Jane Austen is also available on this site.
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.