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Number of Pages: 1278
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Now in Penguin Classics-a treasure trove of Jane Austen's novelsView our Austen-mania feature page here.
Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Here in one volume are her seven great novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, Austen vividly portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage—marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not romances; ironic, comic, and wise, they are masterly evocations of the society Jane Austen observed. This beautiful volume covers the literary career of one of England’s finest prose stylists of any century.
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As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.
Amy Pallassino5 Stars Out Of 5August 13, 2010Amy PallassinoA must for all fans of Jane Austin and Mr. Darcy, to name our favorite beau!
Glenda ZylinskiPasco, WAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5August 9, 2010Glenda ZylinskiPasco, WAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleAmazing sale! Been a fan of the BBCPride and Prejudice series for years,and so glad to dive into more J.A.literature.