Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Today is Jane Austen's big day! Sourcebooks is celebrating Jane's 235th birthday by providing free downloads of the following books:

Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan
Eliza’s Daughter by Joan Aiken
The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Collins
The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

Also for one day only, Sourcebooks is offering free illustrated ebook editions of all six of Austen’s novels. These special editions include the full novels plus the legendary color illustrations of the Brock brothers originally created to accompany the books in 1898. Wow!

Austen bloggers also have their own festivities planned, including:

Adriana Zardini at Jane Austen Sociedad do Brasil
Laurel Ann at Austenprose – A Jane Austen Blog
Vic Sanborn at Jane Austen’s World
Katherine Cox at November’s Autumn
Karen Wasylowski at Karen Wasylowski Blog
Laurie Viera Rigler at Jane Austen Addict Blog
Lynn Shepherd at her Lynn Shepherd Blog
Jane Greensmith at Reading, Writing, Working, Playing
Jane Odiwe at Jane Austen Sequels Blog
Alexa Adams at First Impressions Blog
Regina Jeffers at her Regina Jeffers Blog
Cindy Jones at First Draft Blog
Janet Mullany at Risky Regencies Blog
Maria Grazia at My Jane Austen Book Club Blog
Meredith at Austenesque Reviews

For more information on the tour and a list of  prizes, visit Laurel Ann's Austenprose.

Tony Grant at London Calling has a witty post on the praise heaped by the famous on the head of our dear authoress AND her responses.

In other words, visit any Austen blog today, and you will find something about the great lady. See ya. I'm off to download some free e-books.


  1. Where are the ebooks free? I can't find them on Sourcebooks' website or Amazon.

  2. Apparently, Sourcebooks had difficulty with Amazon and Kindle, but the problem has now been resolved.

  3. Yay! I managed to get all the ones I wanted, especially the Austen Illiustrated editions!

  4. How lucky for you... non US residents had no chance :(