Penguin Classics Lady Susan And The Watsons And Sanditon

by Jane Austen
Foreword by Margaret Drabble
Editor Margaret Drabble

Penguin UK (PB) | July 29, 2003 | Trade Paperback

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‘She has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain and exposed herself forever to the contempt of the whole world’

These three short works show Jane Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles, from melodrama to satire, and exploring a range of social classes and settings. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with the affections of several men. In contrast, The Watsons is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride. Written in the last months of  her life, the uncompleted novel Sanditon is set in a  newly established seaside resort, with a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators and shows the author contemplating a changing society with a mixture of scepticism and amusement.

 Margaret Drabble’ introduction examines these three works in the context of Jane Austen’s major novels and her life, and discusses the social background of her fiction. This edition features a new chronology.
 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 in

Published: July 29, 2003

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140431020

ISBN - 13: 9780140431025

Found in: Literary
Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Penguin Classics Lady Susan And The Watsons And Sanditon

by Jane Austen
Foreword by Margaret Drabble
Editor Margaret Drabble

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 in

Published: July 29, 2003

Publisher: Penguin UK (PB)

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140431020

ISBN - 13: 9780140431025

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‘She has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain and exposed herself forever to the contempt of the whole world’

These three short works show Jane Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles, from melodrama to satire, and exploring a range of social classes and settings. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with the affections of several men. In contrast, The Watsons is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride. Written in the last months of  her life, the uncompleted novel Sanditon is set in a  newly established seaside resort, with a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators and shows the author contemplating a changing society with a mixture of scepticism and amusement.

 Margaret Drabble’ introduction examines these three works in the context of Jane Austen’s major novels and her life, and discusses the social background of her fiction. This edition features a new chronology.
 

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‘She has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain and exposed herself forever to the contempt of the whole world’

These three short works show Jane Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles, from melodrama to satire, and exploring a range of social classes and settings. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with the affections of several men. In contrast, The Watsons is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride. Written in the last months of  her life, the uncompleted novel Sanditon is set in a  newly established seaside resort, with a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators and shows the author contemplating a changing society with a mixture of scepticism and amusement.

 Margaret Drabble’ introduction examines these three works in the context of Jane Austen’s major novels and her life, and discusses the social background of her fiction. This edition features a new chronology.
 

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‘She has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain and exposed herself forever to the contempt of the whole world’

These three short works show Jane Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles, from melodrama to satire, and exploring a range of social classes and settings. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with the affections of several men. In contrast, The Watsons is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride. Written in the last months of  her life, the uncompleted novel Sanditon is set in a  newly established seaside resort, with a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators and shows the author contemplating a changing society with a mixture of scepticism and amusement.

 Margaret Drabble’ introduction examines these three works in the context of Jane Austen’s major novels and her life, and discusses the social background of her fiction. This edition features a new chronology.
 

From Our Editors

This collection brings together some of Jane Austen's least known works, and makes a wonderful addition to the collection of any literary buff. Lady Susan, unpublished during the author's lifetime, is a wickedly spirited romp through court life in the free-spoken 18th century. The Watsons is an unfinished novel centring on the prospects of two unwed sisters, and Sanditon, also unfinished, represents Austen's last and most artistically mature work, and is set at the turn of the 19th century. Perfect for both seasoned fans and for readers who want an introduction to the work of one of the greatest English novelists, Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon is a wonderful collection.

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18