Originally launched on austen.com, this wide ranging site, including the famed Jane Austen
Information Page, which contains the texts of the novels, some letters and juvenilia, as well as historical, biographical and other related material on Jane Austen and her work. The Republic also houses discussion boards for the novels. (They have a site policy not to help people with homework.)
Login: DWGReader, Password: Dwiggie. Victoria Cl has created a wonderful meta-database containing information on Jane Austen fan fiction stories posted at many sites, including this one. You can search by thematic category, including "Forced/Arranged marriage", "Amnesia suffered by hero or heroine", "Vampires", and more. We encourage DWG authors to register their stories there.
Mags blogs about Jane Austen in popular culture and the latest news and gossip about up-coming Jane Austen adaptations. She also posts about Jane Austen-related events taking place around the world, including lectures, tours, and plays. There is always something new, interesting, and often very funny on her site.
Texts and other resources
This is an active discussion group utilizing Yahoo's discussion forums. They do collective reads of Austen's novels as well as discuss Austen, themes in her books, and much more. Registering for the discussions is quick and easy.
The Austen-L is an ongoing e-mail discussion forum for all things Austen. It is one of the most scholarly internet-based Janeite forums. They engage in many discussions at once and are usually engaged in a careful reading of one of the novels. The archives of the discussion, as well as information on how to participate can be found here.
Molland's contains very nice e-texts of Jane Austen's works with the famous illustrations from C.E. and H.M. Brock.
This is the original, and first, biography of Jane Austen. It was written by James Edward Austen-Leigh in 1870.
This scholarly history contains a long section on Jane Austen. Says the article "working rigidly within the limits of what she recognised as the proper field of her talents, she produced novels that came nearer to artistic perfection than any others in the English language."
A site dedicated to the Miramax production of "Emma" (the Paltrow/Northam version.)