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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen: Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Lady Susan: Emma, ... (w/Lady Susan) (The Heirloom Collection) [Kindle Edition]

Jane Austen , Jacqui Oakley
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This collection features Austen’s six great masterpieces, along with Lady Susan, an epistolary novel. Each volume features charming four-color illustrations and gorgeous design elements throughout, making it an essential addition to every Austen fan’s library.

About the Author

English novelist Jane Austen came from a close, lovingfamily and lived a quiet life. Not much biographical information about Austen exists, and much of it comes from letters written to her beloved and only sister, Cassandra, as well as accounts from family members after Austen’s death. Austen was born on December 16, 1775, as the seventh of eight children to Reverend George and Cassandra Austen. Growing up in the English village of Steventon, she was primarily educated at home, where she was surrounded by the books in her father’s library. With her parents’ encouragement, Jane began composing stories in her teens and by her twenties she had completed the first drafts of what were to become Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice. Through her brother, Edward, who was adopted by a wealthy, childless relative, Austen was exposed to the aristocratic life of the landed gentry. Her incisive observations of such privileged classes and the resulting social commentary are two of the many elements of her romantic fiction that still resonate today. Upon her father’s retirement, the family moved to Bath, and when her father died in 1805, she, her mother, and her sister relocated to a small house in the village of Chawton, courtesy of Edward. It was there in Chawton that Austen worked in relative solitude on her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, seeing anonymous publication, as “A Lady,” in 1811. Austen went on to publish six completed, full-length novels, still widely read, including Mansfield Park and Emma. In July 1817, she died at the age of forty-one and was buried in Winchester Cathedral, accompanied by an epitaph that doesn’t identify her as an author. Both Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published posthumously, and her epistolary novella, Lady Susan, didn’t see publication until 1871.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 112963 KB
  • Print Length: 1120 pages
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance; Box edition (Oct. 2 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PT1PI0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,593 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Replace those mismatched paperbacks... Oct. 5 2013
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
...with this unique old world copy.

Yes even today they are producing complete Austin novel books. But they cannot compare to the Modern Library Giant version. Most now days most of the copies of this book have that Mylar dust jacket to protect what is left of the original dust jacket.

The books you can replace and conserve space in the library are:
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey

Of course if you are buying a complete Novels book you already know what is in it. This book is the Novels with nothing more or less.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Let other pens dwell on misery Feb. 23 2014
Jane Austen. Her name is practically synonymous with classic, understated romance, as well as comedies of manners with a subtle, sly sense of humor.

And "The Complete Novels of Jane Austen" brings together the full complement of her finished novels, from the little-known "Lady Susan" to the classic bestseller "Pride and Prejudice" (and everything in between). This collection is flled with lovably flawed heroines, beautiful formal prose, and some rather unconventional love stories.

"Pride and Prejudice" become a problem when Elizabeth Bennett takes a dislike to the handsome, aloof Mr. Darcy, helped by his own aloofness and the devious Mr. Wickham's stories about him. But Mr. Darcy isn't quite the villain -- he's the hero. And "Sense and Sensibility" clash when the two very different Dashwood sisters, smart Elinor and romantic Marianne, both fall in love -- one with a man she can't have, and the other with a guy who may be horribly unsuitable.

Anne Elliott has a problem with "Persuasion," since she was once briefly engaged to the impoverished sailor Frederick Wentworth. Now he's returned from war as a wealthy hero... and Anne still loves him. "Mansfield Park" is the backdrop for shy Fanny's life with her rich relatives, who usually treat her as a servant -- except for her kindly cousin, Edmund. But when the flirtatious, fashionable Crawfords arrive in the neighborhood, it unbalances the lives of everyone at Mansfield Park.

And "Northanger Abbey" is a fitting location for Austen's spoof on gothic romances, in which the hyperimaginative Catherine Moreland has to learn a lesson about the difference between fantasy and reality.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good with quibbles Sept. 1 2014
By brxtux
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you cannot beat the literature but the packaging and organization left a little to be desired. I might spend more and buy well put together individual novels rather than this omnibus. But, with that quibble aside, this collection is a great value if you have a restricted budget and want some of the best literature available.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Homework Nov. 16 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was part of my homework for a trip to the UK which included Bath. Bought it to get a flavour of the literature. Was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Still more to read so will be going back for more.
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