The Austen Project

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 292 ratings

Sense & Sensibility Summary

Joanna Trollope's much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013.

‘It's hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not an emulation, but a tribute.' Joanna Trollope.

The Austen Project is a major new series of six novels teaming up authors of global literary significance with Jane Austen's six complete works. The pairing of Joanna Trollope and Jane Austen received global coverage, from the New York Times to the Times of India.

The Austen Project continues with Val McDermid's reworking of Northanger Abbey in Spring 2014 and Curtis Sittenfeld's Pride and Prejudice in Autumn 2014.

©2013 Joanna Trollope (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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    • Sense & Sensibility

    • By: Joanna Trollope
    • Narrated by: Rachael Stirling
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Joanna Trollope's much-anticipated contemporary reworking of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will launch The Austen Project and be one of the most talked about books of 2013. ‘It's hugely exciting to attempt the reworking of one of the best novels written by one of our greatest novelists. This is a project which requires consummate respect above all else; not an emulation, but a tribute.' Joanna Trollope. The Austen Project is a major new series of six novels teaming up authors of global literary significance with Jane Austen's six complete works.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing twist on an old favourite

    • By Jan on 01-12-14

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Northanger Abbey

    • By: Val McDermid
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    A modern re-imagining of the Gothic Classic Northanger Abbey by the bestselling crime author Val McDermid. The second book in The Austen Project. Seventeen-year-old Catherine ‘Cat' Morland has led a sheltered existence in rural Dorset, a life entirely bereft of the romance and excitement for which she yearns. So when Cat's wealthy neighbours, the Allens, invite her to Edinburgh Festival, she is sure adventure beckons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!

    • By Her most honourable Josephine of eatsalotofcake on 01-12-14

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Emma

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Georgina Terry
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Beloved and bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith lends his delightful touch to EMMA, the next book in The Austen Project.Prepare to meet a young woman who thinks she knows everything.Fresh from university, Emma Woodhouse triumphantly arrives home in Norfolk ready to embark on adult life with a splash.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Mrs O on 16-10-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Eligible

    • By: Curtis Sittenfeld
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 123

    From the best-selling author of Prep, American Wife and Sisterland comes this brilliant retelling of Pride & Prejudice, set in modern-day Cincinnati. The Bennet sisters have been summoned from New York City. Liz and Jane are good daughters. They've come home to suburban Cincinnati to get their mother to stop feeding their father steak as he recovers from heart surgery, to tidy up the crumbling Tudor-style family home and to wrench their three sisters from their various states of arrested development.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy listening and entertaining

    • By rebeccah prince on 30-05-16

    Regular price: £14.49