Posted on January 31, 2023 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Jane Austen has been popular for a very long time.

So it's not news that she's still hot — but the demographics of her fan base are expanding beyond their previous borders.

And that, say Austen experts, is thanks in no small part to the internet.

David Barnett notes, in a piece on the youngest Austen fans, that a recent study suggests that Austen is the second-most-frequently memed writer.

But while memes and TikToks might introduce kids to Austen, her writing captures them as fans.

Head to the Guardian to read more about Austen's appeal to younger readers.

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