Jane Austin is perhaps the best-loved of all English novelists. Her knowledge of human nature is remarkable, and her awareness of the importance of class, money and appearances make her a peculiarly modern author. She addresses the politics of dating, courtship and mating with an incisive intelligence that both foreshadows and outstrips romantic novels of today.
Her teasing novels of gentle worldliness have been brought to new audiences by modern film and television productions, and this complete edition of her full-length novels will be a welcome addition to any library of collection of books. This edition contains the delightful illustrations of Hugh Thompson, the finest illustrator of Jane Austin's works.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man is possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 1