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Jane Austen - Author

About the Author

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817.

As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

Featured books by Jane Austen

Persuasion

Persuasion

13+ readers

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2007

At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank.

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Other books by Jane Austen

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

* Repackaged with beautiful new covers * From the author that has inspired countless adaptations * Ideal for young adults studying Jane Austen or pursuing an interest in classic literature * Part of a six book collection of Jane Austen's novels

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

It ought not to be set down as certain that a man must be acceptable to every woman he may happen to like himself. Taken in by rich relatives, quiet and sensitive Fanny never feels she is a part of the grand surroundings of Mansfield Park. Her cousin, Edmund, is the only person who pays her any attention. But when the sophisticated Crawfords move into the neighbourhood, even Edmund falls under their spell, and Fanny finds herself more alone than ever. About The Complete Jane Austen Collection: Discover Jane Austen's famous novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Persuasion

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

We live at home, quiet, confined, and our feelings prey upon us. Eight years ago, Lady Russell persuaded Anne Elliot to break off her engagement to a fortuneless young naval captain. Now, at twenty-seven, Anne is convinced that any hope she has of happiness has passed. But when war ends and the Navy comes home, so does Captain Wentworth, and Anne starts to wonder if there is such a thing as a second chance at love. About The Complete Jane Austen Collection: Discover Jane Austen's famous novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience, or give it a more fascinating name - call it hope. Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are complete opposites: Marianne is as open to love as Elinor is guarded and sensible. But what are sisters for if not to support each other? As they struggle through love and loss together, the sisters learn that it's best to mix sense with sensibility to find happiness in a society where status is king. About The Complete Jane Austen Collection: Discover Jane Austen's famous novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. When two wealthy gentlemen move into town, Mrs Bennet is delighted. Elizabeth, on the other hand, is determined to resist her mother's ambition to marry her off to the richest match she can find. First impressions can be misleading though, and the Bennet sisters soon realise that the pursuit of true love is rarely simple. Discover Jane Austen's famous novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad. Catherine Morland longs to be as interesting as the gothic heroines she reads about in novels. When she is invited on her first trip away from home, she leaps at the chance. New friendships and flirting lead her to the imposing Northanger Abbey, where Catherine discovers that a little imagination can be a dangerous thing. About The Complete Jane Austen Collection: Discover Jane Austen's famous novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.

The Complete Jane Austen Collection

The Complete Jane Austen Collection

Author: Jane Austen Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 12/09/2019

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. About The Complete Jane Austen Collection: Discover Jane Austen's famous novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion now repackaged with beautiful modern covers.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/06/2019

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/05/2019

Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2019

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Catherine Morland has little experience of the world. When a neighbour takes her to visit the fashionable city of Bath, her naivete leaves her vulnerable. Who should Catherine trust? Whose friendship is genuine and whose will be harmful? Catherine's adventure becomes sinister when she visits Northanger Abbey. What is hidden in the locked cabinet? Why are the General's children afraid of him? What terrible secrets does he keep in his dead wife's bedroom? Guided only by the gothic horror stories she so loves reading, Catherine stumbles through her adventures. Will hers be a happy ending? Will she find a hero to share her `happily ever after'?

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2019

At the tender age of ten, Fanny Price moves from her poor family home to live with her wealthy cousins at Mansfield Park. Settling into this proud family is only the first of many challenges she will have to face. Can Fanny, uneducated and inexperienced, win any respect or love, or will the spiteful Mrs Norris turn everybody against her? When plays, balls and marriage proposals challenge Fanny's judgement, will she be strong enough to do what is right? When jealousy, duty and flattery challenge Fanny's heart, will it be strong enough to guide her towards true love? Just how strong is Fanny Price?

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2019

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2019

Pride and Prejudice The Sisterhood

Pride and Prejudice The Sisterhood

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2019

Including an introduction from writer and feminist activist Scarlett Curtis, curator of Sunday Times Bestseller Feminists Don't Wear Pink. The only thing in the world that matters to Mrs Bennett, is marrying all five of her daughters to rich, landed gentlemen. So when two wealthy young gentlemen move to town, she vows that at least one of her daughters will marry into their fortunes. Jane and Elizabeth, her eldest daughters, soon discover that love is rarely straightforward and is often surprising. Because, surely that sullen, quiet, mysterious Mr Darcy can't be more than he seems . . . can he? The Sisterhood collection celebrates the best-loved classics, written by some of the best female authors in history for International Women's Day. Read the rest of the collection: The Railway Children Little Women Heidi A Little Princess Anne of the Green Gables

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2019

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen, Lucy Toop Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/01/2019

Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, Eduqas, WJEC; CXC Level & Subject: GCSE English Literature; Cape Literatures in English First teaching: September 2015; 2016 First examination: June 2017; May-June 2018 This edition of Pride and Prejudice is perfect for GCSE-level students: it comes complete with the novel, plus an introduction providing context, and a glossary explaining key terms. 'She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me; and I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.' Such is the unpromising start to one of the most well-known relationships in English literature. Can vivacious, intelligent, but fortuneless Elizabeth Bennet and the wealthy, reserved and seemingly haughty Mr Darcy see past their first impressions of one another? Jane Austen's 1813 novel paints a witty picture of Georgian society, showing through the ups and downs of the five Bennet sisters the lengths to which women must go to secure a husband and position - and, in Elizabeth's case, to find a marriage of true minds.

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2018

Pride and Prejudice A Play, Founded on Jane Austen's Novel

Pride and Prejudice A Play, Founded on Jane Austen's Novel

Author: Jane Austen, Steele Mackaye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2018

Pride and Prejudice A Play, Founded on Jane Austen's Novel

Pride and Prejudice A Play, Founded on Jane Austen's Novel

Author: Jane Austen, Steele Mackaye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/10/2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2018

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice A Book-to-Table Classic

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice A Book-to-Table Classic

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2018

Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever collection of classics featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Jane Austen's Regency classic Pride and Prejudice, plan a fancy tea party or book club gathering with recipes for sweet confections and pastries. From beautiful petit fours and delicate sugar and spice cake, to Linzer tarts and French macaroons. Bring your friends and family together with a good meal and a good book! Pride and Prejudice - When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows us the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip, and snobberies of provincial middle-class life.

Persuasion

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Eight years ago, Anne Elliot was persuaded that her family's honour was more important than her own happiness. She has suffered ever since. Now the man she turned away has returned. Can Captain Wentworth forgive Anne, or will he be charmed instead by the beautiful Louisa? Will Anne be persuaded to marry her cousin, or will she find the strength to follow her heart? The extravagance of Anne's foolish father, the greedy plotting of false friends, and a near-fatal accident bring danger into Anne's safe world. Their hearts assailed by resentment, regrets and rivals, can Anne and Captain Wentworth now reach across the void that separates them to love each other again?

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Marianne seeks a man who shares her eager spirit; Elinor is in love with the polite, considerate Edward Ferrars. Their younger sister Margaret watches in bewilderment as Marianne and Elinor experience the joys and heartaches of early adult life. Is Marianne too warm or is Elinor too cold? Whose example should Margaret follow? Margaret records the dangers presented by scheming friends and deceitful lovers. Will Elinor's sense be strong enough to support both sisters, or will Marianne's sensibility bring tragedy? What will you learn as you read Margaret's account?

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2018

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2018

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2018

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen, Illustrated - Unabridged Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2018

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Why does spirited, lively Elizabeth Bennet so rudely reject the proposal of the handsome, rich Mr Darcy? What could he possibly have done to offend her? Elizabeth is proud of her ability to judge others; Mr Darcy is proud of his family name. When their social worlds collide, feelings run high. Misunderstandings, poor judgement and wicked lies bring danger to the Bennet family. Can broken hearts be mended? Can hurtful words be forgiven? Can the Bennets be drawn back from the brink of disgrace? Will Elizabeth's prejudice and Darcy's pride be the ruin of them both?

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Following her governess's marriage, wealthy, spoilt Emma Woodhouse seeks new company and new amusement. Ignoring the warnings of her friend Mr Knightley, she begins a series of terrible blunders. Through letters to her sister, the author presents the reader with puzzles to confuse even the best detective. Who sent the mystery piano? Why is Mr Elton so charming and Miss Fairfax so reserved? How many men can Harriet love? Who is hiding a shocking secret? With little understanding of her own feelings, can Emma lead anyone towards happiness? Can you solve any of the mysteries before Emma does?

Pride and Prejudice: A Classic Journal

Pride and Prejudice: A Classic Journal

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Organise your thoughts with this stunning Pride and Prejudice journal. Delicately lined pages provide plenty of space for notes, and elegant illustrations of iconic characters and scenes are sure to inspire your creativity. With handpicked quotations from the novel throughout, this journal is perfect for fans of Jane Austen!

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/03/2018

Classic tail from Jane Austen about life in the Georgian era, touching on themes of social class and the prejudice of it.

Persuasion

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. The wealthy Elliots have lived a privileged existence, but when Anne's father throws the family into debt with his lavish lifestyle, they have no choice but to leave their much-loved estate and move to Bath. Intelligent and warm, Anne navigates the intricacies of love, friendship and society, all while adjusting to her new social standing. And when her path once again crosses with Captain Wentworth - with whom she had once been engaged but then pressured to leave - it seems that Anne's fortunates may well be changing for the better. With Jane Austen's razor-sharp observations and dry humour, PERSUASION is a story of family, wealth, marriage and, most importantly, life.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

When two rich young gentlemen move to town, they don't go unnoticed - especially when Mrs Bennett vows to have one of her five daughters marry into their fortunes. But love, as Jane and Elizabeth Bennett soon discover, is rarely straightforward, and often surprising. It's only a matter of time until their own small worlds are turned upside down and they discover that first impressions can be the most misleading of all. With a behind-the-scenes journey, including an author profile, a guide to who's who, activities and more.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. At least Mrs Bennet is determined that this is the case, but as she pushes her five daughters at every matrimonial prospect, not every encounter goes to plan . . . This classic full of wit, humour and romance gets a whole new look with a gorgeous cover by Emily Sutton.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2017

Pride and prejudice

Pride and prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/06/2017

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Often described as Austen's finest work, Emma is the story of wealthy, beautiful Emma Woodhouse who, bored, matchmakes her friends - with often disastrous results. And gradually Emma starts to realise that she might not know her own heart at all...

Oxford Children's Classics: Pride and Prejudice

Oxford Children's Classics: Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2017

Fall in love with Elizabeth and Mr Darcy . . . It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride and Prejudice is the greatest love story ever written in the English language. When Elizabeth meets Mr Darcy she finds him arrogant and aloof. He in turn is determined not to be impressed by her beauty and wit. But will they realize that first impressions are not always to be trusted? Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of Pride and Prejudice but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities.

Lady Susan

Lady Susan

Author: Jane Austen Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2016

A Unique Female Character Blinded By Wealth"e;My dear Alicia, of what a mistake were you guilty in marrying a man of his age! Just old enough to be formal, ungovernable, and to have the gout; too old to be agreeable, too young to die."e; - Jane Austen, Lady SusanLady Susan is a widowed woman who seeks her one true love: wealth. She wants the best possible suitor not only for her but also for her untamed teenage daughter. To fulfill her quest, using her intelligence, she tries to seduce every worthy man, no matter the consequences. How will she end up? This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/01/2016

Jane Austen's first published novel, Sense and Sensibility is a wonderfully entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that revolves around two starkly different sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. While Elinor is thoughtful, considerate, and calm, her younger sister is emotional and wildly romantic. Both are looking for a husband, but neither Elinor's reason nor Marianne's passion can lead them to perfect happiness-as Marianne falls for an unscrupulous rascal and Elinor becomes attached to a man who's already engaged. Startling secrets, unexpected twists, and heartless betrayals interrupt the marriage games that follow. Filled with satiric wit and subtle characterizations, Sense and Sensibility teaches that true love requires a balance of reason and emotion.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2016

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen, Alison Fraser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Dive into a world of romance, village life and even a little silliness in Jane Austen's timeless novel. Despite the fact that Jane Austen set out to write a story with heroine whom she said that no one but myself will much like, Emma has resonated with readers since its original publication in 1815 and has been retold many times for television and movies. Self-satisfied Emma Woodhouse thinks she is above romance of any kind, but when she decides she is a great matchmaker and sets out to find a wealthy husband for her friend, the sweet yet pitiable Harriet Smith, she crosses paths with the charming Mr. Knightley. Even though Emma tries to ignore her feelings for him, she ends up marrying him and realizes that Perfect happiness, even in memory, is not common. Beyond the romance, Emma is full of humor and wit and is also a commentary on upper-class social manners at the turn of the nineteenth century. The title character herself, rather you love her or hate her, is both inescapably self-delusional and rather fun to imagine. Complete and unabridged, this elegantly designed, clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction by Alison Fraser.

Persuasion

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth. Anne rejected Frederick's marriage proposal because he was poor. Twenty years later, Anne and Frederick meet again, only now Frederick is rich and looking to be married to anyone but Anne Elliot.

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: eBook Release Date: 18/09/2014

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful pride and the perils of misunderstood romance. The novel was first published in December 1815.

Love and Friendship

Love and Friendship

Author: Jane Austen Format: eBook Release Date: 29/10/2013

Love and Friendship was written when Jane Austen was in her early teens. It includes the story "e;Love and Friendship"e; with is written in letters from the heroine Laura to Marianne, the daughter of her friend Isabel. In all the stories its easy to see Austens cutting wit and take on romance that became so characteristic of her writing later on. This collection also includes a preface by G.K. Chesterton.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2012

The Penguin English Library Edition of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 'No sooner had he made it clear to himself and his friends that she had hardly a good feature in her face, than he began to find it was rendered uncommonly intelligent by the beautiful expression of her dark eyes ...' When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to her good looks and lively mind. When she later discovers that Darcy has involved himself in the troubled relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. In the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and superbly evokes the friendships, gossip and snobberies of provincial middle-class life. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2012

The Penguin English Library Edition of Emma by Jane Austen 'I never have been in love; it is not my way, or my nature; and I do not think I ever shall' Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work. The Penguin English Library - 100 paperbacks of the best fiction written in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Persuasion

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2011

Once so much to each other! Now nothing! Ann Elliot has only one regret: that she listened to her family and broke off her engagement to Captain Wentworth. He was poor, but they were in love-and she didn't realize that love was enough. But Anne has a new chance: Captain Wentworth has returned from the Royal Navy. With everything stacked against her, can she overcome their heartbreak and persuade him to love her again? Beautifully presented for a modern teen audience, Jane Austen's masterpiece is one of the most enduring stories about the resilience of love.

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/02/2011

Lively young socialite Emma Woodhouse likes nothing more than interfering in the romantic lives of others and when she appoints herself matchmaker to her gentle friend Harriet, she has no idea just how much chaos she will create, and soon her carefully laid plans unravel with consequences that she never expected. Might this social disorder bring about a match for Emma herself?

Love and Freindship [sic]

Love and Freindship [sic]

Author: Jane Austen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2010

Although Jane Austen is best known for novels such as Pride and Prejudice that deal with romantic entanglements and class conflicts, she was also a skilled essayist and humor writer. In "e;Love and Freindship"e; (sic), Austen sends up the epistolary novels that were popular in her day, as well as skewering some of the satire-worthy ideas about love and marriage that were common in the era.

Love and Freindship [sic]

Love and Freindship [sic]

Author: Jane Austen Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2010

Although Jane Austen is best known for novels such as Pride and Prejudice that deal with romantic entanglements and class conflicts, she was also a skilled essayist and humor writer. In "e;Love and Freindship"e; (sic), Austen sends up the epistolary novels that were popular in her day, as well as skewering some of the satire-worthy ideas about love and marriage that were common in the era.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

Rollercoasters are popular with boys, girls and mixed-ability classes. Valued for their durable and user-friendly format, Austen's beloved novel comes to life in this student-friendly edition.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2010

If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets Mr Darcy she finds him to be most arrogant. He, in turn, is determined not to be impressed by Elizabeth's beauty and wit. As events unfold their paths cross with more and more frequency, and their disdain for each other grows. Can they ever overcome their prejudices and realize that first impressions are not always reliable?

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Study Edition

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Study Edition

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2010

This book contains the complete text of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', with insightful comments throughout for GCSE and A-level English students. There's plenty of space at the edge of the page to write your own notes. Plus there's a guide to all the key scenes and a character tree to help you keep track of who's who. A smaller, note-free edition which matches this study edition page-for-page is also available for exams (9781847624826).

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2009

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2009

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2008

Marianne seeks a man who shares her eager spirit; Elinor is in love with the polite, considerate Edward Ferrars. Their younger sister Margaret watches in bewilderment as Marianne and Elinor experience the joys and heartaches of early adult life. Is Marianne too warm or is Elinor too cold? Whose example should Margaret follow? Margaret records the dangers presented by scheming friends and deceitful lovers. Will Elinor's sense be strong enough to support both sisters, or will Marianne's sensibility bring tragedy? What will you learn as you read Margaret's account?

Pride and Prejudice Introduced by Meg Cabot

Pride and Prejudice Introduced by Meg Cabot

Author: Jane Austen, Meg Cabot Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2006

In a remote Hertfordshire community, the Bennet family has a sensitive enterprise - Mrs Bennet must find husbands for her five young daughters before too long. So with the arrival of some eligible young men in the neighbourhood, naturally there is excitement. But misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal before true love and understanding come to the fore in this classic story that sparkles with romance, wit and emotional force.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 31/10/1996

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/1996

Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are two strikingly different sisters. On their father's death, the Estate goes to their brother John who, encouraged his his wife, goes against his father's wishes of looking after his sisters and step-mother. They retire to a cottage in Devonshire, but not before Elinor and Edward Ferras become mutually attracted. In Devonshire Marianne falls desperately in love with John Willoughby, an attractive but unprincipled man. Each sister discovers that their suitors have become engaged to other women and the story centres on the different way they cope with this distress. All ends well, however, when Edward is released from his engagement and can marry Elinor, and Marianne is won over by an old admirer.

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/06/1995

Mr and Mrs Bennet live with their five daughters. Jane, the eldest daughter, falls in love with Charles Bingley, a rich batchelor who takes a house nearby with his two sisters and friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy. Darcy is attracted to the second daugher, Elizabeth, but a bad account of him is given to Elizabeth. He and Bingley's effect the separation of Bingley and Jane. William Collins, cousin to the sisters and as only male, heir to the Bennet estate, proposes to Elizabeth but is rejected. Darcy proposes to Elizabeth but she refuses. When Elizabeth travels north she is invited with friends to Darcy's place in Berbyshire, and thinking Darcy is absent she goes. However, he is there and she is surprised by his much-improved manners. She hears news that her sister Lydia has eloped with Wickham, an unprincipled adventurer. With Darcy's help the fugitives are found. The attachment between Bingley and Jane is renewed and leads to an engagement. In spite of the insolent intervention of Lady Catherine, Darcy and Elizabeth become engaged.

Pride And Prejudice

Pride And Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/1994

This series provides unabridged versions of pre-20th-century novels, complete with an introduction, glossary, extended writing questions and activities. Their sewn binding and hard laminated covers make them hardwearing for class use.

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/01/1994

Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen, Professor Stephen Arkin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/1992

Introduction and Notes by Professor Stephen Arkin, San Francisco University. 'Young women who have no economic or political power must attend to the serious business of contriving material security'. Jane Austen's sardonic humour lays bare the stratagems, the hypocrisy and the poignancy inherent in the struggle of two very different sisters to achieve respectability. Sense and Sensibility is a delightful comedy of manners in which the sisters Elinor and Marianne represent these two qualities. Elinor's character is one of Augustan detachment, while Marianne, a fervent disciple of the Romantic Age, learns to curb her passionate nature in the interests of survival. This book, the first of Austen's novels to be published, remains as fresh a cautionary tale today as it ever was.

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