Jane Austen: Emma; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Pride and Prejudice; Sanditon and Other Stories; Sense and Sensibility

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This collection from Everyman’s Library provides the complete works of one of the most popular authors in English literature. Each of Jane Austen’s masterpieces is ...

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Jane Austen: Four Classic Novels

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Overview

This collection from Everyman’s Library provides the complete works of one of the most popular authors in English literature. Each of Jane Austen’s masterpieces is enchantingly funny, touchingly and wittily told, and filled with a dazzling gallery of characters. These beautiful, clothbound classics are essentials for any home library.

Titles included:
Emma
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abby
Persuasion
Pride and Prejudice
Sandition and Other Stories
Sense and Sensibility

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307700728
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/19/2010
  • Series: Everyman's Library Series
  • Sales rank: 392,031
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 6.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Austen is one of the most well-known and respected authors of all time.

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 February 20, 2011

    Disappointed

    All titles did not download. Recommend buyer choose another complete collection

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2008

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    All The Best In One Lovely Hardcover Edition!!

    I've read all of Jane Austen's novels several times through - my favorite being Pride and Prejudice which was what got me started back in middle school. They are all good and worth reading. Sometimes, you read a good book by an author, and when you try reading another one of their works, they disappoint you. That's not the case with JA. While all her books have similarities (novel of manners, marriage issue, the importance of character, etc.), the plots and characters are about as different as can be. Each heroine is unique, yet you can appreciate and like all of them. It's also a reasonable price and comes with a good, though short, introduction. For a longer more detailed introduction and end notes, go to the B&N Classics and buy them individually.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    disappointing and incomplete

    The book is poorly laid out, not even a page break between the end of one novel and the beginning of the next. The Table of contents is useless and unwieldy, and hundreds of pages are missing, including one whole novel. (Persuasion). It's a disgrace how many of these books have been slapped together without care for whether or not they're readable or worth any amount of money no matter how small.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

    Does not download

    Very upset about this. It will not download to my iPad. Other books from this service have but this one will not.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

    Charming!

    Wonderful books, and nice to have them all in one volume. I just wish Jane Austin had been able to write more stories.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Austen Collection Not recommended

    Although all Ausen's books are in this collection, it is difficult to access them. The advertisement says that the Table of Contents is interactive, but it is difficult to make it work. I'm reduced to trying to set 'bookmarks' at the beginning of each book.

    If I knew it was this hard, I would not have bought it, even for 2.99.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    An excellent compendium of all things Austen

    If you want, you can hunt down the texts of all of Austen's books. But this Complete Collection is a nice and easy way to get at all of Jane Austen's novels in one package. You can lend this title to your friends as well. The table of contents makes it easy to jump to the various titles within, and you'll be digging Austen's wit in no time.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2011

    Best Jane Austen Collection

    This is the best Jane Austen Collection I've seen. It actually has everything! Has a great table of contents.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

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    It did't download the whole book. Very dissopointing. This had some great books in it, and I would have rated it a lot higher, however, it failed to download over half of the promised titles. DON'T buy it!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

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    Written in Old English?

    This copy of the Jane Austen stories is UNABRIDGED and I could not understand the context very well. It is written in Old English or something. I went back to get a edited version, and it has been a lot better!. I do not recommend this edition of the stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Wonderful!

    She paints a vivid picture!

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