The Essential Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility

The Essential Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility

by Jane Austen

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THE ESSENTIAL JANE AUSTEN includes two works widely regarded as two of her best: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY.

In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Austen's finest comedy of manners portrays life in the genteel rural society of the early 1800s, and tells of the initial misunderstandings (and mutual enlightenment) between lively and quick witted Elizabeth Bennet and the haughty Mr. Darcy.

In SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood (Elinor is a sensible, rational creature, her younger sister Marianne is wildly romantic), along with their mother and younger sister Margaret, are left impoverished after the death of their father. The family is forced to move to a country cottage, offered to them by a generous relative. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY was the first published novel of Jane Austen.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013798007
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 12/30/2011
Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was a 19th century English novelist, now regarded as one of the most important figures of English literature. Born into a family on the lower end of the English landed gentry, biographical details of Austen's life are scarce. Austen had six brothers—James, George, Charles, Francis, Henry, and Edward—and a beloved older sister, Cassandra. Much of Austen's correspondence was destroyed or heavily censored by her relatives after her death, resulting in a limited picture of her life. Austen produced six novels, two unfinished works, several shorter pieces of fiction, and three volumes of Juvenilia during her life. Several of her works were published posthumously following her death at age 41 in 1817.

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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