The Complete Novels (Roughcut)
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... show more
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 @DarcyLover1815 How come I got so hot and sticky under my petticoat when I danced with Knightley? Best not to think about it. Not. At. All. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less Watch a Video featuring The Complete Novels
Publish date: March 28th 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 278
Edition language: English
I have rather mixed feelings about the resurgence of Austen's popularity in the 1990s. Selfishly, I rather relished that it was my secret that "classics" of the kind that could be assigned in school could be such a pleasure to read, such a winning blend of social satire, humor and romance. I've read...
Not that I don't already have a million copies of JA works, but I bought this gorgeous set as a birthday present for myself. =D
October '11. A re-read of just "Persuasion"; as wonderful as ever.