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The Complete Novels: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Jane Austen
Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler
Editor Karen Joy Fowler

Penguin Classics | March 28, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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Now in Penguin Classics-a treasure trove of Jane Austen''s novels

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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.

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious packaging
  • Features the definitive Penguin Classics texts recommended by the Jane Austen Society
  • New introduction by bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler


Watch a Video featuring The Complete Novels

 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1088 pages, 9.18 × 6.22 × 2.11 in

Published: March 28, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143039504

ISBN - 13: 9780143039501

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The Complete Novels: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Jane Austen
Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler
Editor Karen Joy Fowler

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 1088 pages, 9.18 × 6.22 × 2.11 in

Published: March 28, 2006

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143039504

ISBN - 13: 9780143039501

About the Book

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

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Now in Penguin Classics-a treasure trove of Jane Austen''s novels

View 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.

  • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious packaging
  • Features the definitive Penguin Classics texts recommended by the Jane Austen Society
  • New introduction by bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler


Watch a Video featuring The Complete Novels

 

About the Author

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on July 18, 1817.

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.

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