Austen Library (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Austen Library (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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by Jane Austen
     
 

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in the village of Steventon in Hampshire, England. She died in Winchester, England, on July 18, 1817.

Known for her cheerful, modest, and witty character, Austen had a busy family and social life, but as far as we know very little direct romantic experience. There were early flirtations, a quickly retracted

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Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in the village of Steventon in Hampshire, England. She died in Winchester, England, on July 18, 1817.

Known for her cheerful, modest, and witty character, Austen had a busy family and social life, but as far as we know very little direct romantic experience. There were early flirtations, a quickly retracted agreement to marry the wealthy brother of a friend, and a rumored short-lived attachment —while she was traveling— that has not been verified. Despite that, she bequeathed the world Pride & Prejudice, one of the most delightful and engrossingly readable courtships known to literature, written by precocious Austen when she was just twenty-one years old. In the words of Eudora Welty, Pride & Prejudice is as "irresistible and as nearly flawless as any fiction could be."

Our new paperback Austen Library, culled from the Barnes & Noble Classics series, brings together all six of her published novels:

  • Sense & Sensibility, 1811
  • Pride & Prejudice, 1813
  • Mansfield Park, 1814
  • Emma, 1815
  • Northanger Abbey, 1817
  • Persuasion, 1817
The Barnes & Noble Classics series offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics series:
  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pull together a constellation of influences —biographical, historical, and literary— to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400532605
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/28/2010
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics Series
Edition description:
6-volume set
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 14.10(h) x 6.20(d)

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