“We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.”

Fanny Price, Mansfield Park


“How quick come the reasons for approving what we like.”


“Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint.”

Sophia, Love and Friendship

“I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love.”

Emma Woodhouse, Emma


“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel must be intolerably stupid.”

Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.” 

Elizabeth Bennet on Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but like everybody else, it must be in my own way.”

Elinor Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility

Welcome to JASNA-Maine! Admirers of Jane Austen in Maine have been meeting for more than 30 years to celebrate her and her work.

We meet three times a year to read, discuss, and sometimes dramatize her words. We’ve danced as she would have to the music she heard. We’ve learned about her life and times. We’ve marveled at her wisdom and her deep understanding of human nature.

If you’ve loved or laughed at her lively characters or been moved by their situations, you will find a cordial welcome at our meetings. You can also visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janeaustensocietyofnorthamericamaine.

JASNA-Maine is one of more than 80 regions which comprise the Jane Austen Society of North America. Membership in our parent group confers regional membership. To learn more about JASNA or to join, see http://www.jasna.org/membership/index.html.