Jane Austen is one of the very few authors who taught us, through her heroines, that it is okay to be flawed and imperfect. Each of her heroines passed on their wisdom to us while serving as a reflection of society back then. Her novels portrayed women as independent-minded, unconventional gender and that their presence is of utmost importance. Though she was not renowned during her time, her popularity increased in 1870 when her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh published her biography. It was only during the 1940s her works got recognized, accepted, and appreciated by scholars.
Selling over 2 million copies, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a must-read. If there were an app that is beautifully designed and brilliantly crafted to enable you to have the experience of your life while you read the e-book, wouldn’t you go for it? Jane Austen’s World by Jane Austen Project is an iOS app that lets you dive deep into the literary world of Jane Austen.
The app offers several unique and exciting features for you, including
* Character Portrait Wall
* Character bios (including a bio of Jane Austen herself)
* Insightful trivia
* Engaging quotes
* Map of England showing where events took place, with city and town descriptions.
* And a cute little old-fashioned lamp that you can flicker on and off
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” – the famous opening sentence from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Coupled with page-turning animations, you can read or re-read the novel with a simple finger swipe. You can also change font size, background color and easily bookmark pages to continue where you left off. The app’s homepage has the biography of Jane Austen herself, comprising her birth, names of parents, siblings, education, residential life, illness, and death.
Wish to read the biography of characters from Pride and Prejudice? Click on Character Biographies on the app’s homepage and tap a fictional character. In addition, Jane Austen’s World has bios of lesser-known characters such as Louisa Hurst, Mr. Hurst, Mrs. Long, Sir William Lucas, and more.
Throughout her works, Jane Austen refers to both real and fictional cities and towns in which her stories happen. The Map of England on the app shows those locations, with the fictional ones placed relative to real cities and towns.
Click on the Quotes section to view the collection of most of your favorite quotes from the book. Providing a delightful exploration of wit and charm, each quote mentioned identifies both the speaker and to whom it was directed. And the Trivia section explains all the terms and phrases that Jane Austen referred to that are entirely different from their original definition.
Of all the works of Jane Austen, though the app contains Pride and Prejudice alone, the developers are planning to release Sense & Sensibility, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Mansfield Park in the future. Download the app now and get yourself hooked!!