The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Paperback
by Jane Austen
Part of the Special Editions series
Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists.
With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published.
Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight.
Indeed not unlike her renowned creator. Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 1440 pages
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/01/2005
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781840220551
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Review by jacklondon617
I think Jane Austen is one of the most brilliant writers ever. Here's why: I've learned quite a bit about how economics work in the world of Jane Austen. And one of the hallmarks of quality work is that it can speak to a multitude of audiences. I happen to be interested in economics. But there are serious issues of gender, class, religion, you name it, Austen's got it there. And of course, you could always read these books for pleasure as well. This is worth putting in your library