Jane Austen: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

Jane Austen: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Jane Austen

Hardcover(Bonded Leather)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435103191
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 12/17/2007
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather
Pages: 1232
Product dimensions: 9.48(w) x 6.18(h) x 2.30(d)

About the Author

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.

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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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Jane Austen: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 266 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This edition of Jane Austen¿s seven novels is an example of book design of the highest order. The multiple color, embossed foil, leather cover is quite simply a work of art. It is very representative of the style of the Regency period, while still being unmistakably original. The detail and craftsmanship are stunning. The text of the book, while small, is generously leaded and is still highly and comfortably readable. The paper, while necessarily thin to accommodate seven novels without the book becoming bulky and unwieldy, still has a nice feel. I would have liked to have seen elements of the cover design carried through onto the title page in a more elegant way and also incorporated into the title page of each novel. But these are minor quibbles. This edition deserves a place in the library of anybody who admires the work of Jane Austen and/or is a fan of great book design.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
firebrite More than 1 year ago
If you have never read a Jane Austen novel I thouroughly recomend it. Her romance is top notch weither it be comedic or dramatic. She has mastered the art of wit. Her characters are real and completly believable. You will be able to relate to the characters in one way or another. She uses the twists and turns of fate that pull people apart and then brings them back together. I truly love Jane Austen. The only thing bad I have found about this edition is that it is big. I find it harder to read hard back books of this size and weight, it becomes uncomfortable to hold. The price for it was fantastic and the binding is sure to endure the passing of time and the wear of being read. Plus it will look very pretty in your permanent library or as a gift. All around I give it an A+.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this volume! It called to me from the moment I saw the gleam of gold in B&N's leatherbound classics collection. To the reviewer who disapproved of the size and paper quality of this lovely volume: I have had this gorgeous book brightening my living room, standing on edge, for over four months. Except for the dust 'blame my housekeeping' on the bright gilt page edges, it has remained completely stable. In regard to the paper, I find the smooth paper to have a lovely feel, reminiscent of older, beautifully illustrated books I own. The fine, thin grade of the paper is naturally necessary in order to include all seven works in a single volume. This book is a tremendous value for the money. I was recently thrilled to find that my local B&N had been able to restock the book, as it had been sold out for a couple of months, even online. I've bought four more as gifts! The store clerk told me the book is flying off the shelves. I expect it will sell out again soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that all of the Jane Austen novels are in included in this beautifully bound book. The cover is so elegant and the gold-edged pages just add to it! I am so happy I bought this book for my library. I do have to say that it is a bit inconvenient to try to read out of it because the book itself is so big. The font size is definitely small which does not bother me but may be bothersome for some. Great book to add to your library especially if you love antique/old-looking books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has got to be the very best compilation of Jane Austen books. It has all seven starting with Sense and Sensibility. It is made out of leather and has a wonderful artistic design of flowers and patterns and lovely colors to add. This is definitely a coffee table book and or permanent library book to keep as well. Its visually stunning and would add to the decor of any room, but most importantly its the kind of book you'll always cherish and keep. As i mentioned, it has ALL the Jane Austen books, which is great for traveling; you only take one book :) Plus it has a neat gold ribbon for bookmarking your pages and the edge of the pages are gold. Its just amazingly wonderful and Im really glad i purchased it because i plan to keep it as a collectors item for future generations. BUY IT!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing meanings to the story, beautiful conditions, a read at home book. I may only be going into junior high, but it is a beautiful story, I am going to get it for my b-day, and can't wait to read it! I advice you to get it.
TeAnnaSillas More than 1 year ago
The only thing I hate about this book is the fact that the print is so very tiny. I have perfect vision, and it's still hard for me to focus on the words or keep my place.
Author_DB_Pacini More than 1 year ago
Many critics tell us that Austen's first novel, Sense and Sensibility, is not her best. So what? I don't compare Austen's books. I relish the gems they each contain in their own right.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Austin is strongly recommended for all readers. This book has all of her famous works which include the most popular one Pride and Prejudice. I believe that this is great book for her big fans to have it collected in our bookcase for years. (However, I did not like the texture of the paper that much. It wasn't luxurious as the cover.) Her book is too addictive to let it go and forget about like other fiction. You'll feel differently every time you read her novel and see how charming her story characters are. Then later, you'll be able to understand why she had to write these books.
Sonfollower More than 1 year ago
All Austen's wonderful, timeless characters and stories bound into one beautiful book. It makes you feel elegant just holding it. The rhythm and cadence of her writing is timeless and transports you into another world. A book to keep forever to be read over and over, again. A wonderful gift for any avid reader.
Collector-of-Fine-Books More than 1 year ago
I got this book as a gift from my daughter and granddaughter for my birthday, and it is a beautiful book! I am a collector of Leatherbound books, and this book gives the higher priced book companies a run for their money quality wise. Order it today at a very reasonable price. You won't be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely gorgeous! A must for any avid book collector.
surrealblue More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful collection of Jane Austen's works. The leather bound book with gilt pages and the floral cover is as beautiful as the works inside. Yes, having seven of Austen's novels in one book can be a bit unwieldy to hold while you're reading... I found it heavy and awkward at times, but perhaps that's because I couldn't put it down! Jane Austen's heroines are beautiful and diverse. Each has a unique yet likeable persona from the demure, ever scrupulous Fanny Price, the prudent realist Elinor Dashwood, the dramatic daydreamer Catherine Morland, the charming matchmaker Emma Woodhouse to the strong-willed Elizabeth Bennett, each of Austen stories is different yet they all capture a strong sense of the daily life of an English woman in The Regency Period with themes that still remain universal today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection for Jane Austen readers! It is a wonderful collection book and very attractive. My only complaint has not to do with the writing but the font of the book ( which is why I did not give it 5 stars). The print is very small and I had to buy reading glasses for the first time. I wear contacts so that works out fine using the reading glasses but when I put my prescription glasses on at night I am out of luck. I am in my early 30's and not at all ready for prescription bifocals yet. The font size aside, highly recommended and would make a great gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Jane Austen's novels, so I'll not attempt to review each of the classic works included in this collection. I bought this book several months ago was excited to have so many of Austen's works in one volume. It's a beautiful book, and I love the gold trimming on on the pages and on the book mark. However, the book is too large and cumbersome to be practical. I think this book would make a wonderful gift for anyone who enjoys Austen's books, and who wants to have some nice-looking books to line their shelves. It looks great on my book shelf and I'm glad I own it, but I think I'll stick with reading my smaller paperback versions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Any true Austen fan would appreciate this novel in more ways than one. This book is the collector's item. What first drew me to the book, other than the fact that it has all her novels, but that its leather bound. Austen is in one of the most profound, scandalous writers, I have ever come to reader. For her time, she gave the public a true insight of what women over come in relationships, and how they are intended for survival. The way Austen writes is captivating. She dissects her characters to the core, so the reader feels like they actually know them. Overall, this is a must have.
annekAZ More than 1 year ago
This book has all 7 Austin stories and is gold edged, easy to read print and comes with its own built in book mark. It sells for only $19.99. It's a steal and a grand addition to any library. I love it!
cmor4les More than 1 year ago
This is a great book if you want to consolidate your favorites from Austen--and it's a great price for a good quality book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad this book was reprinted, I love the cover.
Alyssa Wulf More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The novels are classic. They have been read, reviewed, and re-read many times over. But what makes THIS book great is how beautiful it is. I have a small library of hard bound books and this one just jumps off the shelf at you with its gold and blue printing on the spine.
Billychic More than 1 year ago
One doesn't need to even speak for Jane Austen's works - it's so wonderful to get so many of them in one volume. But the best part is the book itself. I own a lot of these leather-bound titles, and they're lovely on the shelf or for a gift. I have to say I disagree that the books fall apart easily; I have not had that problem at all with any of them. I mean, it depends on the amount of wear and tear you treat a book with; if you leave it open spine up, constantly, or hold it by one side, I'm sure it would come apart eventually like any hardcover title. But I haven't had issue and neither have my friends I've bought them for (or, at least, they haven't said so).
Krafteegurl68 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Jane Austen is my favorite author. My husband gave this book to me as an anniversary gift, it brought tears to my eyes. It sits on my nightstand so that I can read a bit of it every night or so, sometimes I read to my husband. Thank you B&N for helping my hubby purchase the perfect gift!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book made me laugh and cry. I was lonely when I put this book down,because I needed to keep reading. I love to read all classic books and this one took my breath away with the first paragraph. It made me feel so good when I was done reading. The characters felt as real as ever,like they were in my house with me. The plot was amazing and grabbed you right away. The writing style and originality was super. The book cover looked like it was from that time period. The book was very touching. It was thrilling and it was perfect for anyone and rainy days.