The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume I: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park [NOOK Book]

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The first volume in the Complete Novels of Jane Austen, this volume contains the classics Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park.
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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume I: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park

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Overview

The first volume in the Complete Novels of Jane Austen, this volume contains the classics Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679641148
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/24/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 912
  • Sales rank: 678,590
  • File size: 3 MB

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Biography

In 1801, George Austen retired from the clergy, and Jane, Cassandra, and their parents took up residence in Bath, a fashionable town Jane liked far less than her native village. Jane seems to have written little during this period. When Mr. Austen died in 1805, the three women, Mrs. Austen and her daughters, moved first to Southampton and then, partly subsidized by Jane's brothers, occupied a house in Chawton, a village not unlike Jane's first home. There she began to work on writing and pursued publishing once more, leading to the anonymous publication of Sense and Sensibility in 1811 and Pride and Prejudice in 1813, to modestly good reviews.

Known for her cheerful, modest, and witty character, Jane 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. Her last years were quiet and devoted to family, friends, and writing her final novels. In 1817 she had to interrupt work on her last and unfinished novel, Sanditon, because she fell ill. She died on July 18, 1817, in Winchester, where she had been taken for medical treatment. After her death, her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published, together with a biographical notice, due to the efforts of her brother Henry. Austen is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      December 16, 1775
    2. Place of Birth:
      Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
    1. Date of Death:
      July 18, 1817
    2. Place of Death:
      Winchester, Hampshire, England
    1. Education:
      Taught at home by her father

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Great investment

    This edition has good sized text, so reading isn't a problem. Since it's been out so long, you can also strike a bargain on the used copies. Not much of an eye catcher, but hey. It's a great deal and you can read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2000

    The Complete Novels of Jane Austen Volume 1

    From one of the most famous authors of any era comes 3 of her best novels in this extraordinary book. Jane Austen masterly captured readers attention worldwide through Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Mansfield Park. The former being the heartfelt story of the sensible Elinor Dashwood and the hopelessly romantic younger sister Marianne. The second, and most famous, is of the proud and arrogant Darcy and the prejudice yet playful Elizabeth Bennet. The latter of the three is of the senseous yet poor Fanny Price and her wealthy yet generous cousin Edmund Bertram. These three classic stories captured the hearts of many in this collection of her finest works.

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