Apparently, an MMO based in a world inspired by the works of Jane Austen has been successfully funded by Kickstarter. It's called "Ever, Jane" and there seems to be heavy emphasis on roleplaying.
Personally, I think it sounds a little dull, but then again, I've always found Austen's works to be a bit dry for my tastes. I'm curious to know how others who are fans of Austen's works (such as my wife) may regard this game. In any case, it's an interesting change to the typical "grind for monsters, get levels, go on raids" approach that so many MMOs have taken nowadays.
In any case, you can find details about Ever, Jane right here.