The Complete Novels Of Jane Austen by Jane AustenThe Complete Novels Of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

The Complete Novels Of Jane Austen

byJane Austen

Paper over Board | October 8, 2019

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Jane Austen revolutionized the literary romance, using it as a platform from which to address issues of gender politics and class consciousness among the British middle-class of the late eighteenth century. The novels included in this collection from the elegant Knickerbocker Classics series—Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan—represent all of Austen's complete novels, and provide the reader with an entrance into the world she and her memorable characters inhabited.

With witty, unflinching morality, Austen portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Austen's heroines find happiness in many forms, each of the novels is a story of love and marriage—marriage for love, financial security, and for social status.

In a publishing career that spanned less than ten years, her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime. It wasn't until the 1940s that she became widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a fan culture. Austen's works continue to influence the course of the novel even as they charm readers today.

The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the works of classic authors from around the world in stunning gift editions to be collected and enjoyed. Complete and unabridged, this hardcover volume is magnificent, and a must-have for any "Janeite." Also included is an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on Jane Austen's life and works.

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the British middle class, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics, though her work brought her littl...
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Title:The Complete Novels Of Jane AustenFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:1232 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 8, 2019Publisher:Rock PointLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631066439

ISBN - 13:9781631066436

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is, in one word, 'classic'. Its simply awesome. The story, plot, action, characters, everything is wonderful (I can go on forever!!!). I think all of Jane Austen's novels deserve a lot of kudos. But, I think P&P is the best of her works. But, here is a tiny suggestion. All those who want to go ahead and get a taste of Jane Austen, I would suggest that you read P&P last. Because if you read it first, your expectations would rise sky-high. I do not mean to say that her other works do not satisfy you, but its just that P&P is something different. Actually, all Jane Austen novels leave you with a feeling of wanting more of it.
Date published: 2003-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mansfield Park This novel, in Austen's true style, takes place within the confines of a middle-class household in rural nineteenth-century England. A poor cousin, Fanny Price, is introduced into this environment at a young age. As in Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, she never quite fits in, but helps to temper the family's middle-class mentality. Like all of Austen's novels, it is both a love story and an in-depth commentary on English society. I highly recommend this novel to fans of George Eliot and the Bronte sisters.
Date published: 1998-12-09