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Jane Austen

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  1. Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 hit novel that has six people meeting once a month to discuss Austen's novels has this title.

    The Jane Austen Book Club

  2. This author, best known for creating Adam Dalgliesh, wrote Death Comes to Pemberley, a murder mystery set six years after Pride and Prejudice main lead's marriage.

    P. D. James

  3. Centers around Catherine Morland who is into gothic fiction; novel was originally titled Catherine but was eventually published under this name.

    Northanger Abbey

  4. Pride and Prejudice has one of the most recognized opening lines of books - while allowing for a couple of mistakes, can you say it?

    "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

  5. You must believe that this woman, named for a prophetess, was the real-life sister of Jane Austen and was an accomplished painter.


  6. Perhaps the biggest name to play Jane Austen herself was this actress who portrayed her in 2007's Becoming Jane.

    Anne Hathaway

  7. High-spirited titular character who resides at the estate of Hartfield and who eventually marries Mr. George Knightley.


  8. Criticizing Jane Austen for her lack of passion, this luminary wrote "Her business is not half so much with the human heart as with the human eyes, mouth, hands and feet" and even criticized Pride and Prejudice as "a carefully fenced, highly cultivated garden, with neat borders and delicate flowers; but ... no open country, no fresh air, no blue hill, no bonny beck."

    Charlotte Brontë

  9. Fanny Price is the protagonist who is adopted by her aunt Lady Bertram to live at this titular place.

    Mansfield Park

  10. In 2003, Pride and Prejudice placed second in BBC's poll to find Britain's best-loved book and was bested by this novel.

    The Lord of the Rings

  11. This 1995 hit starring Alicia Silverstone is a loose adaptation of Emma.


  12. First Impressions which was also a 1959 Broadway musical, was the original title of this novel of Austen.

    Pride and Prejudice

  13. Name one of the two novels of Austen that were published after her death.

    Northanger Abbey (or) Persuasion

  14. Towards the end of Pride and Prejudice, this incident involving one of the sisters Lydia occupies most of the characters.


  15. This is the defining feature of either of Jane Austen's novels Sandition and The Watsons, just like what The Mystery of Edwin Drood was to Dickens.


  16. Last completed novel of Austen that is set in the town of Bath, just like Northanger Abbey; concerns the life and times of Anne Elliot and has themes referring to the Royal Navy.


  17. Jane Austen's first published work Sense and Sensibility is concerned with the lives of Elinor and Marianne, sisters with this last name.


  18. Name the main lead in the much-loved Pride and Prejudice.

    Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy

  19. The 1995 movie adaptation of Sense and Sensibility that starred Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet was the Hollywood directorial debut of this Oscar-winning Taiwanese-born person.

    Ang Lee

  20. The two noted film adaptations of Pride and Prejudice were the 1940 and 2005 versions. Keira Knightley played the lead in the 2005 version with Matthew Macfadyen, and this actress who won the Oscar for Mrs. Miniver was the lead in the 1940 version in which she co-starred with Laurence Olivier.

    Greer Garson