The beloved author of such immortal classics as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen was born some 235 years ago today on Dec. 16. In the recent years, Austen has surged back into popularity with a host of movies and spin-off books arising from her romance novels.
Sourcebooks, a leading publisher of Jane Austen fiction, is offering a unique deal to readers who want to celebrate Jane by reading special editions of all six of Austen’s beloved novels in a 21st century format.
Special e-book editions of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Mansfield Park will be available for free for *today and tomorrow* only. These celebratory editions include the full novels, plus the legendary color illustrations of the Brock brothers, originally created to accompany the books in 1898.
In addition to the Jane Austen classics, readers can also enjoy these bestselling Austen-inspired novels:
Eliza’s Daughter by Joan Aiken
The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins
The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan
Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Abigail Reynolds
You can find these free ebooks on Amazon, Sony, B&N and also on the Sourcebooks website.
PS - Due to some confusion about the freebie offer, not all sites may have the price down to Free. Personally, I got mine free from Amazon's Kindle store. And I checked the Sourcebooks website, where also their price is set to $0.0. I can't vouch for the others, but they should also have the financial kinks worked out before long, if not already.
PPS - re. the "special illustrated" versions - so far, I'm into the third chapter of Emma and I've only seen the one illustration and that was probably just the cover. Just wondering if there are any others? Let me know if you've come across more in the comments of this post.
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