Jane Austen grew up in a middle-class household in rural England. Although her formal education was brief, she was impressed at an early age with the importance of reading and began writing in her teenage years. Her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility (1811), was largely self-financed, and, like her second novel, Pride and Prejudice (1813), published anonymously. Both novels were expansions of her youthful writings, and their depictions of the class-consciousness and social rituals attendant on courtship and marriage were drawn partly from the personal experiences of Austen and her family. The publication of Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), and Persuasion (1818) enhanced her reputation as a leading writer on social manners, class and gender dynamics, and the distinctions between city and country life. Northanger Abbey, her witty satire of the sensation novel, which she had completed in 1803, was published shortly after her death.
Jane Austen: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)by Jane Austen
In a publishing career that spanned less than a decade, Jane Austen revolutionized the literary romance, using it as a stage from which to address issues of gender politics and class-consciousness rarely expressed in her day. The novels included in this beautiful leatherbound collection—Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan—represent all of Austen's mature work as a novelist.
Meet the Author
- Date of Birth:
- December 16, 1775
- Date of Death:
- July 18, 1817
- Place of Birth:
- Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
- Place of Death:
- Winchester, Hampshire, England
- Taught at home by her father
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I usually hate to see reprints of existing titles but I'll give this one 4 stars because it is a beautiful cover. Also, since you're on a reprinting kick...how about reprinting The Chronicles of Narnia? I think THAT'S the one everyone wants to see re-released. Otherwise, i have to agree with the previous posters. There are so many titles that I'd love to see in this series, including: Middlemarch The Woman in White WAR AND PEACE (C’mon B&N….this NEEDS to be printed) Madame Bovary The Hunchback of Notre Dame The Phantom of the Opera The Three Musketeers Far From the Madding Crowd Tess of the D’Ubervilles Don Quixote VANITY FAIR 1984 & Animal Farm The Portrait of a Lady Lord of the Flies Lolita
I'm so glad this book was reprinted, I love the cover.
A beautiful book! I love Jane A. books, and this is well made! I don't understand why people are rating this poorly due to barnes and noble not putting out new titles they want. That has nothing to do with this book rating itself. I give it 5 stars because it's a beautifully made collection! Then end.