Jane Austen: Four Novels

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Jane Austen's stories of clever women, elusive love, and social mores have struck a chord with millions of fans who consider her work compelling, heartwarming, and essential. Adapted time and time again for screen and stage, these enduring classics remain as enjoyable as ever, the perfect addition to every home library.

This revised, elegant edition collects Austen's acclaimed novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. New readers will be ...

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Overview


Jane Austen's stories of clever women, elusive love, and social mores have struck a chord with millions of fans who consider her work compelling, heartwarming, and essential. Adapted time and time again for screen and stage, these enduring classics remain as enjoyable as ever, the perfect addition to every home library.

This revised, elegant edition collects Austen's acclaimed novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. New readers will be enchanted once they open the genuine leather cover, see the specially designed end papers, and read these brilliant stories, while readers familiar with Austen's genius will enjoy the introduction from an acclaimed Austen scholar that provides background and context for the works they've always loved.

Just like Jane Austen's memorable characters, readers will fall in love—with this remarkable keepsake!

Lexile score: 1120L

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607103110
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Format: Leather Bound
  • Pages: 808
  • Sales rank: 621,898
  • Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jane Austen

Born December 16, 1775, Jane Austen is one of the most celebrated authors of the English language. Her fiction is known for its witty satires on English society. Austen wrote anonymously during her life and wasn't widely recognized as a great English writer until after her death in 1817.

Andrew Taggart received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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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 6 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

    anon

    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.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2015

    Nice Collection

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    Wonderful!

    She paints a vivid picture!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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