I'm probably too late to advise you here, but .... read them both. And then Northanger Abbey. The only Austen book I don't much like is Persuasion.Originally Posted by Lotuslander
And for you fellow Austen nerds, I got to visit Bath this week. They have a Jane Austen museum, and a costume museum in the assembly rooms. And the Pump Room is actually above the remains of ancient Roman baths, which I think had not been rediscovered in Austen's time.