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Jane Austen & Friends

Bygone Books

"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
[ Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice ]

One of Bygone Books specialties is women writers of the 18th and 19th centuries, to include Jane Austen and her "literary friends":

Fanny Burney; Maria Edgeworth; Mary Wollstonecraft; Aphra Behn; Charlotte Smith; Charlotte Lennox; Mary Shelley; Elizabeth Inchbald; The Brontes (Charlotte, Emily and Ann); Sarah Fielding; Ann Radcliffe; Dorothy Wordsworth; Elizabeth Gaskell; George Eliot; Harriet Martineau; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Christina Rossetti; etc. well as male writers of the same time period: Shelley, Keats, Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Thomas Hardy, etc.

...and to include biography, literary history and criticism, and the social life and customs of their life and times: Regency and Georgian England; Costume / Fashion; Manners and Mores; Decorative Arts; Domestic Arts; etc.

You can search these books separately by going to the link Jane Austen & Friends in the sidebar catalogue listing.

We actively purchase in these areas, so please Contact Us with questions.

I am the Co-Regional Coordinator for the JASNA-Vermont Chapter. Information on Chapter events and other Jane Austen-related resources and news can be found at the chapter's blog: