Study Guide

Austenland Characters

By Shannon Hale

Jane Hayes/Jane Erstwhile

Our protagonist, Jane Hayes, lives in a fantasy world—a world where women are swept off...

Mr. William Nobley/Henry Jenkins

As one of the gentlemen employed at Austenland, Henry Jenkins clearly models his character (Mr....

Martin Jasper/Theodore the Gardener

Martin is the Wickham to Jane's Elizabeth Bennet. He's a little scandalous and a whole lotta...

Mrs. Wattlesbrook

First, let's get this out of the way: Mrs. Wattlesbrook is her real name. We wonder what kind of...

Miss Charming

Miss Charming is "unnaturally buxom, in her fifties, and sported short, bleached hair" (4.37)....

Miss Heartwright

Miss Heartwright is the third and final of our Austenian ladies to be introduced at Pembrook...

Aunt Saffronia

Aunt Saffronia is one of the first actors we meet at Austenland, and her appearance highlights...

Colonel Andrews

Andrews is the Bingley to Nobley's Darcy. While Darcy is brooding and grumpy, Andrews is...

Captain East

Captain East is the third and final gentleman to be introduced at Pembrook Park. We hardly get to...

Sir John Templeton

Sir John Templeton is Aunt Saffronia's husband. Well, he plays her husband in Austenland. He...

Molly Andrews-Carrero

Molly is Jane's best friend. She has a husband, two kids, a hyphenated last name…...

Shirley, Jane's Mom

Jane's mom only shows up in one chapter, and boy, are we relieved about that. She complains about...

Great-Aunt Carolyn

Great-Aunt Carolyn goes to meet Jane Austen in the sky by Chapter 2, but without her, our...

Jane's Ex-Boyfriends

At the beginning of most chapters, we get a little glimpse into Jane's relationship history....