Jane Austen: Four Classic Novels

Jane Austen: Four Classic Novels

by Jane Austen

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Overview

Elegant, sophisticated, and full of humor and romance, the novels of Jane Austen have been favorites of readers around the world for more than two centuries. Although set at the turn of the nineteenth century, in the England that she herself knew, Austen’s characters espouse values and sentiments that still speak to modern sensibilities. No author has captured so vividly the affairs of hearts in conflict with class and social convention.This volume features four of Jane Austen’s best-loved works:
  • Sense and Sensibility. The Dashwood sisters—Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret— follow their hearts and heads in varying degrees as they seek suitors appropriate for their affections.
  • Pride and Prejudice. When obstinate Elizabeth Bennet clashes with the seemingly arrogant Fitzwilliam Darcy, sparks fly and eventually ignite what each must come to accept is the love of a perfectly matched couple.
  • Emma. Confident and self-assured, willful Emma Woodhouse commits a series of social blunders that teach her how badly she misunderstands
    her society and her own romantic yearnings.
  • Persuasion. Seven years earlier Anne Elliot broke off her engagement to the man she loved. When the opportunity arises for her to renew their romance, will she overcome the social strictures that made her earlier match seem ill-conceived?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435166585
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 07/24/2017
Series: Amazing Values Series
Pages: 808
Sales rank: 102,417
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 2.50(d)

About the Author

Jane Austen (1775–1817) published her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, in 1811, and her second, Pride and Prejudice, in 1813. Mansfield Park and Emma appeared in her lifetime, and Persuasion the year after her death. Her novels are considered defining works of the Regency Era and are among the best-loved classics of English literature.

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

Education:

Taught at home by her father

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The Jane Austen: Classic BBC Radio Productions 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All titles did not download. Recommend buyer choose another complete collection
JoannaTX More than 1 year ago
I've read all of Jane Austen's novels several times through - my favorite being Pride and Prejudice which was what got me started back in middle school. They are all good and worth reading. Sometimes, you read a good book by an author, and when you try reading another one of their works, they disappoint you. That's not the case with JA. While all her books have similarities (novel of manners, marriage issue, the importance of character, etc.), the plots and characters are about as different as can be. Each heroine is unique, yet you can appreciate and like all of them. It's also a reasonable price and comes with a good, though short, introduction. For a longer more detailed introduction and end notes, go to the B&N Classics and buy them individually.
dstout More than 1 year ago
If you want, you can hunt down the texts of all of Austen's books. But this Complete Collection is a nice and easy way to get at all of Jane Austen's novels in one package. You can lend this title to your friends as well. The table of contents makes it easy to jump to the various titles within, and you'll be digging Austen's wit in no time.
HappyDancier More than 1 year ago
Wonderful books, and nice to have them all in one volume. I just wish Jane Austin had been able to write more stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best Jane Austen Collection I've seen. It actually has everything! Has a great table of contents.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although all Ausen's books are in this collection, it is difficult to access them. The advertisement says that the Table of Contents is interactive, but it is difficult to make it work. I'm reduced to trying to set 'bookmarks' at the beginning of each book. If I knew it was this hard, I would not have bought it, even for 2.99.
Ericka Buitenhuis More than 1 year ago
It did't download the whole book. Very dissopointing. This had some great books in it, and I would have rated it a lot higher, however, it failed to download over half of the promised titles. DON'T buy it!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Well+worth+the+time+invested.%0A
Summerbear on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I got a 99 on this test for Frucci! I liked this book because it made sense. It was a good old fashioned story that was a welcome break from all the Heart of Darkness crap we did. I loved Mr. Darcy: a completely misunderstood guy. I think I drank about 4 cups of tea while reading this book, and spent only one weekend reading the whole thing. On the whole, not as ominous a task as I first thought.
MartinaL on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good collection - have not read them all yet
TallReader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love all Jane Austin because she's comfortable, she's clever, she's timeless, she's accessible, she's romantic... she's also trendy right now... The best book: Pride and Prejudice, of course. The next best: Persuasion. The one I like the least: Northanger Abbey. And, I should mention that this large book is not the best for: bedtime reading, a purse book, reading in line... etc. :)
ostrom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Austen is so popular because of the television- and movie-adaptations now that she's popular for the wrong reasons, to some degree. She was a superb novelist--and extremely smart about gender, economics, power, and social-class.
JusNeuce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous book; stories from a master; one little-known story fragment included
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good books. Slow read though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this set after reading First Impressions by Charlie Lovett, a mystery involving Jane Austen's writing. I have not finished this entire collection, but find the stories to be an interesting look at life in Jane Austen's society. It is also interesting to me to see the similarities between her society and those of the American south in the 1800s. I think Scarlett O'Hara would fit right in! I am nearly finished reading Emma and look forward to reading Alexander McCall Smith's Emma: A Modern Retelling. One note of warning: I have found some errors in my Nook version; it will sometimes read Be when He makes sense, for instance.
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