The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Book - 2004
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Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published.

Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator.

Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, London : 2004
ISBN: 9781840220551
Branch Call Number: AF AUST


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Sep 27, 2014

Catagory needs to be corrected from parady to parody, if the genre applies.

crankylibrarian Jan 27, 2011

Re-reading these with my daughter I was amazed how often we laughed out loud. An example from Emma:" A young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of"

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