Jane and Anna Maria Porter ruled Britain's literary scene—until male imitators wrote them out of the story
An Austen expert and a period drama TV critic reflect on the enduring appeal of romance series set in turn-of-the-19th-century England
Dhaka muslin was immensely popular for millennia, but the secrets of its creation faded from memory by the early 20th century
The trustees of the house where Austen wrote her celebrated novels are finding ways to keep visitors happy—even amid a pandemic
Barbara Heller used period handwriting—and new material—to bring the novel’s colorful letters to life
Mary Pearson, who was briefly engaged to the writer's brother, may be the real-life counterpart of Lydia Bennet from "Pride and Prejudice"
From Richard III to Mary, Queen of Scots, and George III, these were the royal revelations detailed during the 2010s
The future George IV was a big fan of the author, a feeling she half-heartedly reciprocated with a dedication years later
The beloved novelist is the latest icon in the Bank of England's long—and fraught—tradition of gendering finance
Chawton House, which was once owned by Austen’s brother, has launched a crowdfunding campaign after losing the support of its main beneficiary
Two hundred years after her death, Bath hasn't forgotten about Jane Austen
Was Austen demure, sardonic, or glamorous? Each portrait tells a different story about the beloved author
A contested hypothesis says the author’s glasses may offer new insight into her death
From Jane Austen’s 200th anniversary to the founding of Denali National Park, there are plenty of events to fill your calendar
A British artist has sparked a nationwide scavenger hunt for £5 notes worth thousands
The small scrap of paper transcribes part of a sermon, the theme of which Austen later explored in "Mansfield Park"