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Jane Austen: The Complete Novels

by Jane Austen

PUBLISHED: 30th April 2006
ISBN: 9780143039501
ANNOTATION:
Now in Penguin Classicsaa treasure trove of Jane Austenas novels 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 marriageamarriage 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 Englandas finest prose stylists of any century. aThese modern editions are to be strongly recommended.a aBrian Southam, The Jane Austen Society
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PUBLISHED: 30th April 2006
ISBN: 9780143039501
ANNOTATION:
Now in Penguin Classicsaa treasure trove of Jane Austenas novels 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 marriageamarriage 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 Englandas finest prose stylists of any century. aThese modern editions are to be strongly recommended.a aBrian Southam, The Jane Austen Society

Annotation

Now in Penguin Classicsaa treasure trove of Jane Austenas novels 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 marriageamarriage 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 Englandas finest prose stylists of any century. aThese modern editions are to be strongly recommended.a aBrian Southam, The Jane Austen Society

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Jane Austen (1775-1817) Although Austen was widely read in her lifetime, she published her works anonymously. Her best-known books include PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1813) and EMMA (1816). Virginia Woolf called Austen "the most perfect artist among women."

Karen Joy Fowler, A PEN/Faulkner and Dublin IMPAC nominee, is the author of Sarah Canary, The Sweetheart Season, Black Glass- Short Fictions, and Sister Noon.

Long Description

Now in Penguin Classicsa treasure trove of Jane Austens novels 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 marriagemarriage 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 Englands finest prose stylists of any century. These modern editions are to be strongly recommended. Brian Southam, The Jane Austen Society

Product Details

Author
Jane Austen
Short Title
JANE AUSTEN
Pages
1278
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions
Language
English
ISBN-10
0143039504
ISBN-13
9780143039501
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-04-30
Audience Age
12-18
Residence
ENK
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Subtitle
(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Audience
General/Trade