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Jane Austen: Getting started

Jane Austen

Portrait of Jane AustenJane Austen, English novelist (1775-1817)

2017 was the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen. To commemorate this, the Rewley House Continuing Education Library has published this guide to highlight resources for studying the life, times and works of Jane Austen, including both Bodleian Libraries and wider resources.



Image: Jane Austen, after Cassandra Austen (British, 1773-1845). From Dallas Museum of Art via ARTStor

  How to find things

Search SOLO to find books, e-books and journal titles.

Use OxLIP+ to search bibliographic databases, online resources and individual e-journals.

You will find more information on searching for library resources in the Finding Resources area of the library website.

Can't find what you are looking for? Please contact the library for assistance.

Jane Austen in the Library

Continuing Education Collection - Books

The Library has various editions of the works of Jane Austen shelved at 823.7 AUS.

There is also a range of critical works shelved after the texts, eg a critical work by Bradbrook is shelved at 823.7 AUS/B

All titles held by the Library are catalogued on SOLO, the catalogue for most Oxford libraries

Search tips

Do you only want books in the Continuing Education Library?

Select the Library from the dropdown box

Are you looking for works by Jane Austen?

Select 'As author/creator' from the drop down box

Are you looking for books about Jane Austen?

Select 'In subject' from the drop down box

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Continuing Education Collection - DVDs

The Library has a number of DVDs of adaptations of Jane Austen novels and feature films based on them including:

BBC Collection:Image of BBC Jane Austen DVD set

Feature films

  • Emma (Directed by Douglas McGrath, starring Gwyneth Paltrow)
  • Sense and Sensibility (Directed by Lee Ang, starring Emma Thompson and Kate Winslett)

DVDs are catalogued on SOLO, or see lists on the Library website 

Rewley House Continuing Education Library

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Angela Carritt
Rewley House Continuing Education Library,
Rewley House,
1 Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JA
+44 (0)1865 270454

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