I love Jane Austen and having her works all together in a single collection is a great idea. The problem with this set is that the books are abridged. It's a little hard to notice at first, but it is a problem for me. I wish that the publisher of this collection had put this information in larger print so that I would have known before I purchased. I am glad the price was not too high. Better luck next time. The idea is great, but the execution is not the best. The idea gets five stars, but the abridged versions bring it back to two.