Jane Austen Society of North America, Southwest Region
Explore this section of the JASNA Southwest website for our definitive guide to Austen adaptations — from the classic to the modern take. Or download our Austen Adaptations guide.
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Click on the links below to explore the range of adaptations of each of Austen’s works.
Left column, from top: The militia come to Meryton in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice; Greg Wise (Willoughby) and Kate Winslet in the 1995 Sense and Sensibility; Michelle Ryan (Maria Bertram) and Rory Kinnear (Mr. Rushworth) in Mansfield Park (2007); Colin Firth, Renée Zellweger and Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones’s Diary
Middle column, from top: Paul Rudd and Alicia Silverstone in Clueless; Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle in the 1995 mini series Pride and Prejudice; Sophia Myles (Susan Price) and Frances O’Connor (Fanny Price) with an uncredited Price sibling in the 1999 theatrical version of Mansfield Park; Joanna Sotomura (Emma Woodhouse) and Brent Bailey (Alex Knightley) in Emma Approved; Felicity Jones as Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey (2007)
Right column, from top: Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma Woodhouse) and Jeremy Northam (Mr. Knightley) in the 1996 theatrical version of Emma; Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan in Love and Friendship; Amanda Root (Anne Elliot) and Ciarán Hinds (Capt. Wentworth) in the 1995 Persuasion; Hattie Morahan (Elinor Dashwood), Anna Madeley (Lucy Steele) and Dan Stevens (Edward Ferrars) in the 2008 Sense and Sensibility mini series; Romola Garai (Emma Woodhouse) and Rupert Evans (Frank Churchill) in the 2009 Emma mini series; Rupert Penry-Jones (Capt. Wentworth) in the 2008 version of Persuasion
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