I know that this is kind of late, but I LOVE Jane Austen's novels. I hope that you've had the chance to finish that wonderful book Persuasion.Haha, Persuasion happens to be my favorite novel of hers. If you like Austen, I suggest reading some books by an authoress named Catherine Cookson. She writes about the less ornate aspects of life in various eras. Her books are a portrayal of what most people were like... the poor classes usually.