Jane Austen - Complete Collection

Jane Austen - Complete Collection

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This release contains six different BBC productions of classic works by Jane Austen -- an author who experienced a burst of popularity in the 1990s during which many of her novels were adapted for both the large and small screen. Included in this collection are the full versions of Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Pride andSee more details below

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This release contains six different BBC productions of classic works by Jane Austen -- an author who experienced a burst of popularity in the 1990s during which many of her novels were adapted for both the large and small screen. Included in this collection are the full versions of Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Jane Austen's classic novels have been brought to both the large and small screen many times, but rarely with the style, wit, and panache of the six BBC miniseries collected in this deluxe box set. Produced between 1971 and 1987, these outstanding examples of British television have everything fans have come to expect from BBC period yarns: faithful adaptation of original material, snappy dialogue, colorful characters, sterling performances, and extravagant, accurately recreated settings and costumes. Pride and Prejudice, one of Austen's very best novels, is expertly adapted by novelist Fay Weldon, and benefits enormously from a sensational lead performance by Elizabeth Garvie. Likewise, Doran Godwin breathes life into the eponymous, self-satisfied heroine of Emma, the BBC's 1972 version of Austen's slyly satirical novel, which has been filmed several times and pillaged for numerous contemporary comedies. Persuasion, one of the author's more serious, melancholy tomes, has another strong female lead in Ann Fairbanks, playing a young woman who gets a second chance to win the man she once spurned. The 1981 Sense and Sensibility, which chronicles the lives of two strikingly different sisters grappling with their sudden impoverishment, features top-notch performances from Irene Richard and Tracey Childs. Mansfield Park, one of Austen's lesser works, nonetheless has several delightfully dotty secondary characters, charmingly played by Anna Massey and Angela Pleasence. The set is rounded out by a 1987 production of Northanger Abbey, the closest Austen came to the floridly melodramatic gothic romances of the 19th century. Although these miniseries aren't necessarily uniform in style, there isn't a weak one in the bunch.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/2004
UPC:
0794051168221
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bbc Warner
Time:
22:16:00

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Emma: Side A, 1-4
1. Alone Together [5:43]
2. Handsome Letters [5:15]
3. Splendid Gathering [9:19]
4. Man of Knowledge [12:47]
5. Simplicity of Character [8:31]
6. End Credits [:37]
1. Ridiculous Infatuation [6:12]
2. Conundrums and Riddles [7:53]
3. Inducements to Marry [4:08]
4. Grievous Business [11:45]
5. Object of Desire [13:22]
6. Credits [:46]
1. Unpleasant News [13:13]
2. Wedding Announcement [11:22]
3. General Store Gossip [8:15]
4. Dinner Visiting [7:01]
5. Exquisite Performance [3:06]
6. Credits [:38]
1. Morning Room [11:08]
2. Wise Judgment [9:49]
3. Conflict of Interest [9:50]
4. Private Conversations [2:53]
5. Hard on the Ears [8:20]
6. Credits [:37]
Side #2 -- Emma: Side B, 5-6
1. Ensemble Dance [12:23]
2. Rise to the Occasion [12:00]
3. April Showers [6:58]
4. Conspiring Voices [5:46]
5. A Proper Picnic [6:55]
6. Credits [:45]
1. Stricken By Sickness [10:04]
2. Requesting Counsel [4:03]
3. Hidden Admiration [10:03]
4. Request for Love [13:27]
5. A Father's Blessing [6:25]
6. Credits [:45]
Side #3 -- Mansfield Park: Side A, 1-4
1. Burden of Benevolence [8:08]
2. Sober Reflection [8:22]
3. Last Living Moment [8:39]
4. Childless Courtship [9:09]
5. Plans for Conquest [14:50]
6. End Credits [1:20]
1. General Distinctions [7:21]
2. Altered Approach [8:51]
3. Readily Forgiven [10:28]
4. Tour of Antiquities [4:06]
5. A Walk in the Park [21:28]
6. End Credits [1:21]
1. Honest Gentlemen [10:34]
2. Theatrics of Poetry [7:51]
3. Boisterous Behavior [10:14]
4. Epitome of the World [12:24]
5. Lord of the Manor [10:34]
6. End Credits [1:19]
1. Quiet Household [7:53]
2. Obliged to Serve [8:06]
3. A Hole in the Heart [7:59]
4. Gifts of Vanity [6:10]
5. A Day of Pleasure [20:18]
6. End Credits [1:23]
Side #4 -- Mansfield Park: Side B, 5-6
1. Tangled Schemes [8:41]
2. Unnecessary Indulgences [9:11]
3. Feelings Unchanged [6:56]
4. Misshapen Ideals [16:56]
5. A Brother's Wisdom [8:39]
6. End Credits [1:20]
1. Home Sweet Home [10:23]
2. Ladies in Tow [9:44]
3. A Sailor's Providence [12:20]
4. Traveling in Secret [9:07]
5. Reminiscence of the Past [9:02]
6. End Credits [1:20]
Side #5 -- Northanger Abbey: Side A
1. Dark Daydreamer [9:24]
2. Loss of All Reason [7:17]
3. People of Interest [4:53]
4. Honest & Agreeable [6:36]
5. The Work of Man [11:25]
6. Of Little Consequence [7:09]
7. Countryside Conversation [7:26]
8. Excess of Punctuality [9:09]
9. Mother's Favorite Walk [12:00]
10. Chapters of Deception [4:52]
11. A Farewell to Mystery [7:44]
12. End Credits [1:21]
Side #6 -- Persuasion: Side A
1. Ill-Mannered Heir [9:18]
2. Sensible Gentleman [13:45]
3. Day of Sadness [7:15]
4. Love of a Child [9:37]
5. Bereaved Mother [10:26]
6. Fit for Service [11:19]
7. Fashionable Request [9:50]
8. Chivalrous Men [9:26]
9. Country Landscapes [10:05]
10. Short on Time [9:42]
11. Coastal Visit [7:38]
12. Sea of Tranquility [3:04]
1. Far From Hopeless [9:59]
2. Honorable Duty [9:05]
3. Confirmation of Love [10:45]
4. Loneliness of a Widow [9:03]
5. Interests of the Family [11:07]
6. Stormy Weather [11:46]
7. Pleasurable Concert [14:39]
8. Subtle Agendas [5:36]
9. Eavesdropping [13:06]
10. Women of Simple Desires [10:52]
11. Farewell to Inhibitions [6:56]
12. End Credits [1:08]
Side #7 -- Pride and Prejudice: Side A, 1-3
1. Making Appearances [10:03]
2. Social Gathering [8:34]
3. Conflicting Stories [12:04]
4. Guided By Reason [12:16]
5. Incorrigible Relations [8:49]
6. End Credits [1:33]
1. Presumptuous Relative [9:54]
2. Accomplished Company [12:26]
3. Unpleasant Manner [10:40]
4. Troublesome Child [7:57]
5. Burdensome Secret [10:38]
6. End Credits [1:33]
1. Contradicting Opinions [11:21]
2. Immediate Invitation [7:27]
3. Hackneyed Rountine [13:56]
4. Strong Objections [7:51]
5. Demanded Attention [11:34]
6. End Credits [1:32]
Side #8 -- Pride and Prejudice: Side B, 4-5
1. Unfortunate Review [11:12]
2. Man of Preference [10:58]
3. Nature in Good Taste [9:15]
4. Patience Is a Virtue [8:28]
5. Requested Guidance [12:11]
6. End Credits [1:37]
1. Parental Misfortune [12:19]
2. Sibling Rivalry [8:20]
3. Unforeseen Generosity [8:37]
4. Desired Misgivings [8:59]
5. Distressing Visit [13:22]
6. End Credits [1:38]
Side #9 -- Sense and Sensibility: Side A
1. Governed Feelings [6:03]
2. Poetic Squabbles [4:14]
3. Harmony in Nature [5:21]
4. Garnered Attention [7:00]
5. A Humble Gathering [2:43]
6. End Credits [1:06]
1. Admired Grace [4:31]
2. Chivalrous Actions [5:44]
3. Youthful Affection [6:08]
4. Agreeable Disputes [5:03]
5. A Love Never Had [3:11]
6. End Credits [1:08]
1. Natural Talent [6:21]
2. Gift of Imagination [4:46]
3. Minor Amusement [5:44]
4. Prolonged Engagement [3:43]
5. Mutual Affection [4:38]
6. End Credits [1:09]
1. Late Correspondence [6:49]
2. Polished Image [4:43]
3. Desperate Necessity [:00]
4. Abominable Treatment [4:52]
5. Formal Introductions [5:41]
6. End Credits [3:15]
1. Splendid Boys [5:09]
2. Unwarranted Flattery [4:52]
3. Well Acquainted [4:59]
4. Heated Discussion [6:16]
5. Informed Decisions [3:14]
6. End Credits [1:06]
1. Grave Injustice [6:14]
2. In From the Cold [5:10]
3. Putrid Infection [4:35]
4. Healing Slumber [4:20]
5. Foolish Naiveté [4:53]
6. End Credits [1:08]
1. Welcome Greetings [5:21]
2. Romantically Pale [4:59]
3. No Time for Regrets [6:04]
4. Undesirable Traits [3:31]
5. Proper Places [5:17]
6. End Credits [1:06]

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