Cecil, Lord David. A Portrait of Jane Austen. London: Constable and Co. Ltd., 1978. Well-illustrated, this biography should be enjoyable to readers of all ages.
Hardwick, Michael. A Guide to Jane Austen. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. Hardwick provides a character index, plot summaries, and other useful information for all of Austen's novels.
Honan, Park. Jane Austen: Her Life. New York: Ballantine Books, 1987. This is the most recent biography of Jane Austen.
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