Jane Austen is an undeniable and integral part of English literature. Few authors have been able to claim eternal fame and relevance the way Austen has, with her works carving a space for themselves in literature through the ages. Austen was a widely read author then, and continues to be one now. However, to fully appreciate the genius of Austen’s work, it is imperative to understand her works. And what better way to learn about Austen and her sensational works that with the help of the Jane Austen’s World App – an app dedicated entirely to everything Jane Austen. With a beautiful layout and design, the app takes its readers on an immersive journey through the literary world of Jane Austen and her delightfully witty and charming creations.
Display and Appearance
The app has a beautifully designed user interface, painted in hues of brown and beige with a delightful Victorian aesthetic. It offers unique page-turning animations that make the reading experience more immersive and enjoyable, so readers can fly through the entire text. Readers can also customize the font size, font color, and background color of their text pages to their preference, and add bookmarks when they finish a reading session.
Content and Features
This aesthetically designed app is your one-stop shop for all things Jane Austen related. As of now, Jane Austen’s World hosts Austen’s most celebrated work – Pride and Prejudice. The app, however, has Austen’s other notable and acclaimed works scheduled for future releases. The line-up includes Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey.
Apart from the complete text of Pride and Prejudice, the app also offers a range of other highly useful and informational features to help users better understand the world of Jane Austen. These features include:
•Character Portrait Wall
The Character Portrait Wall hosts the portraits of all the significant characters in the novel. Users can simply tap on a portrait to learn more about the character.
This feature furnishes users with an entire biography of any given character in the text. Users simply have to visit the Portrait Wall where the portraits of all the primary characters are on display, and tap on the portrait of a character to read their biography. Additionally, this feature also offers a biography of the legendary author herself.
Set in rural England at the turn of the nineteenth century, the text of Pride and Prejudice contains several outdated references to objects or practices that have since then been renamed or gone out of vogue. The trivial feature helps readers understand the cultural jargon and nuances of the time by providing explanations to obsolete words and phrases so the user might fully understand the text.
• Engaging Quotes
There is nothing quiet as impactful as a good quote, and Jane Austen is the reigning queen of eternally relevant quotes. The Jane Austen’s World app, therefore, hosts an entire collection of Austen’s most popular and quotable lines from Pride and Prejudice. Along with the quote itself, this section also lists the speaker of the line as well as the subject to whom it is being addressed.
• Map of England
One of the app’s most helpful tools, this feature presents to the user a map of England, highlighting all the locations of significance in Austen’s works, along with descriptions of the relevant cities and towns. As Austen’s settings are not limited to only real locations but also delve into fictional towns and cities, the map, too, highlights not only the locations of the real towns and cities, but also the made-up ones, which are positioned based on their relative distance to real locations as mentioned in Austen’s novels. A user simply has to tap at any town or city located on the map in order to read in detail about how it is presented in the novel.
Jane Austen’s World is available on iPad and can be downloaded through the Mac App Store. For this holiday season only, the app can be purchased for a discounted price of $2.99. The offer can be availed till New Year’s Day. So, head on over to the Mac App Store and download Jane Austen’s World, for “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen fan in possession of an iPad must be in want of a Jane Austen app!” You can download the App < a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jane-austen-world/id1584863698">from here for just $2.99.