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Format Title Author/Contributor Source
eBook Lady Susan Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/3063
eBook Love and Freindship Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/3064
eBook The Watsons Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/3065
Video What's so great about Austen? Isn't she just bonnets and balls? Sandie Byrne http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
Audio What's so great about Austen? Isn't she just bonnets and balls? Sandie Byrne http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
Audio The real Jane Austen: A life in small things Paula Byrne http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
Audio Language and History Simon Horobin http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
Image Bennet family at home (image) http://commons.wikimedia.org
Image Pride and Prejudice title page http://commons.wikimedia.org
Image Steventon Rectory http://commons.wikimedia.org
Image Jane Austen's House in Chawton Rudi Riet http://commons.wikimedia.org
Essay Tour: Women's Writing Alex Pryce
Other Jane Austen’s readers (essay) Katie Halsey http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/literature-and-creative-writing/history-reading-introduction-reading-the-past/content-section-3
Essay Notions of Authorship Kate O'Connor
Essay Approaching Political Literature Kate O'Connor
Essay Feminist Approaches to Literature Kate O'Connor
Essay Economic and Social Literary Criticism Kate O'Connor
Video Genre (pt.2) Jane Rickard http://www.theenglishfaculty.org/a-levels/item/290-genre-pt2
Video Genre (pt.1) Jane Rickard http://www.theenglishfaculty.org/a-levels/item/291-genre-pt1
Essay Questions of Genre Kate O'ConnorKate O'Connor
Essay Victorian Poetry and Fiction Charlotte BarrettCharlotte Barrett
eBook Northanger Abbey Jane Austen http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/a93n/
Video 'A Dead Silence': Reading Jane Austen's Mansfield Park pt2 Richard De RitterRichard De Ritter http://www.theenglishfaculty.org/a-levels/item/323-a-dead-silence-reading-jane-austens-mansfield-park-pt2
Video 'A Dead Silence': Reading Jane Austen's Mansfield Park pt1 Richard De RitterRichard De Ritter http://www.theenglishfaculty.org/a-levels/item/324-a-dead-silence-reading-jane-austens-mansfield-park-pt1
Essay The Anonymous Jane Austen Kate O'Connor
Audio Jane Austen's Manuscripts Explored Kathryn Sutherland http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
Video Jane Austen's Manuscripts Explored Kathryn Sutherland http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
Audio The Watsons: Jane Austen Practising Kathryn Sutherland http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
Video The Watsons: Jane Austen Practising Kathryn Sutherland http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/
eBook Lady Susan Jane Austen http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/a93l/
eBook Northanger Abbey Jane Austen http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/a93n/
eBook Sense and sensibility Jane Austen http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/a93s/
eBook Pride and prejudice Jane Austen http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/a93pr/
eBook Mansfield park Jane Austen http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/a93m/
eBook Emma Jane Austen http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/a93e/
eBook Persuasion Jane Austen http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/a/austen/jane/a93p/
Essay Frances Burney: the "Mother of English Fiction" Kate O'ConnorKate O'Connor
Other The uncensored Jane Austen Janet Todd http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/the-uncensored-jane-austen
Essay Introduction to The Victorian Gothic Charlotte BarrettCharlotte Barrett
eBook Introductions to Jane Austen John Bailey http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/dbooks/
eBook Love & freindship [sic] and other early works : now first printed from the original ms. Jane Austen http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/dbooks/
eBook Sense and sensibility Jane Austen http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/dbooks/
eBook Northanger abbey, and Persuasion. Jane Austen http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/dbooks/
eBook Emma Jane Austen http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/dbooks/
eBook Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/dbooks/
eBook Mansfield park Jane Austen http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/dbooks/
Essay The World of Writing in the 18th Century Abigail WilliamsAbigail Williams