Jane Austen: Seven Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series)
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Jane Austen: Seven Novels (Library of Essential Writers Series)

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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 the collection - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma,

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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 the 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, and provide the reader with an introduction to the world she and her memorable characters inhabited.

With their caustic wit, unflinching morality, sparkling characters, and romantic themes, Austen's works continue to influence the course of the novel even as they charm readers today.

Jane Austen: Seven Novels is part of Barnes & Noble's Library of Essential Writers. Each title in the series presents the finest works - complete and unabridged - from one of the greatest writers in literature in magnificent, elegantly designed hard-back editions. Every volume also includes an original introduction that provides the reader with enlightening information on the writer's life and works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760774014
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Series:
Library of Essential Writers Series
Pages:
1220
Product dimensions:
10.04(w) x 7.12(h) x 2.21(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All titles did not download. Recommend buyer choose another complete collection
JoannaTX More than 1 year ago
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.
dstout More than 1 year ago
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.
HappyDancier More than 1 year ago
Wonderful books, and nice to have them all in one volume. I just wish Jane Austin had been able to write more stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best Jane Austen Collection I've seen. It actually has everything! Has a great table of contents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Ericka Buitenhuis More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good books. Slow read though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this set after reading First Impressions by Charlie Lovett, a mystery involving Jane Austen's writing. I have not finished this entire collection, but find the stories to be an interesting look at life in Jane Austen's society. It is also interesting to me to see the similarities between her society and those of the American south in the 1800s. I think Scarlett O'Hara would fit right in! I am nearly finished reading Emma and look forward to reading Alexander McCall Smith's Emma: A Modern Retelling. One note of warning: I have found some errors in my Nook version; it will sometimes read Be when He makes sense, for instance.
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