The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Paperback - 2016
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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 the collection - 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.

Published: New York, New York :, Chartwell Books, an imprint of Book Sales, a member of Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc.,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780785834212
Branch Call Number: F AUS
Characteristics: 1220 pages ;,24 cm


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Sep 27, 2014

Catagory needs to be corrected from parady to parody, if the genre applies.

crankylibrarian Jan 27, 2011

Re-reading these with my daughter I was amazed how often we laughed out loud. An example from Emma:" A young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of"


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