As a bit of a companion piece to yesterday’s post, I have decided to do a countdown of Jane Austen’s books.
Number 7: Mansfield Park
~I ranked this one last because Fanny Price is by far my least favorite Austen heroine. The only good character for me is Henry, but he is mostly hated on and mistrusted in the plot.
Number 6: Northanger Abbey
~This one is fun as it works as a send-up of famous Gothic horror fiction. One that is specifically referenced is The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe.
Number 5: Sense and Sensibility
~The tale of Marianne and Elinor is one of two sisters who work as opposites. This leads them to have very different courses to run in order to find love!
Number 4: Persuasion
~The story of Anne and Wentworth is by far Austen’s most mature novel. This makes sense as it is her final work.
Number 3: Lady Susan
~This one is technically a novella and is one of the earliest works of Austen. It is relatively little known, but it is such a fun read with an anti-heroine for a protagonist. That makes it stand out in Austen’s canon.
Number 2: Emma
~The tale of Emma Woodhouse is one of a spoiled young woman who wants nothing more than to play a matchmaker and control those around her. She ends up falling in love with the man that was there all along in a very satisfying ending!
Number 1: Pride and Prejudice
~No other work could be number one. Darcy and Elizabeth are the greatest couple in Austen. Their hate-to-love relationship is something that has been used to inspire countless rom-coms ever since!
~I hope you have enjoyed this countdown. Where would you rank Austen’s works? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!