Classic Jane Austen

Complete and Unabridged

Author: Jane Austen,Jane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780143068594

Category: England

Page: 1336

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Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, she paints vivid portraits of English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close. The seven novels in this omnibus edition contain some of the most brilliant, dazzling prose in the English language.
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Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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100 Best-Loved Poems

Author: Philip Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110273

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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"The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" "Death, be not proud," "The Raven," "The Road Not Taken," plus works by Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Shelley, Keats, many others.
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Sense and Sensibility

An Annotated Edition

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674724550

Category: Fiction

Page: 431

View: 601

An annotated edition of the popular Jane Austen novel is illustrated with numerous color reproductions that vividly recreate the author's world.
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Jane Austen Collection: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion and More

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681957418

Category: Fiction

Page: 1651

View: 4176

The ultimate bundle for Jane Austen Fans This collection contains 10 of Jane Austen's works ranging from her most famous to her early letters and unfinished novels. Included in this bundle: • Emma • Pride and Prejudice • Sense and Sensibility • Mansfield Park • Northanger Abbey • Persuasion • Sanditon • The Watsons • Lady Susan • Love and Friendship This bundle also includes a BONUS Book Club Discussion Guide and list of over one hundred questions perfect for customizing your next book club, class, or discussion group. This Jane Austen Collection has been professionally formatted for e-readers and includes a linked table of contents. 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. t Pu
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Sense and Sensibility

(A Modern Library E-Book)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0679641130

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Sense and Sensibility is one of the best loved of Jane Austen's novels, populated by great comic creations like Mrs. Jennings, the unscrupulous cad Willoughby, and guileless and artful women. As ever, Austen suffuses her work with great ironic observation and tremendous wit, producing a masterpiece of romantic entanglement that time and a very different set of mores cannot diminish. Sense and Sensibility was the first of Jane Austen's novels to be published, coming out in 1811. It had a long gestation, beginning as Elinor and Marianne, an epistolary novel that Austen wrote in the 1790s. The novel centers on the sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, who are forced to leave their home with their mother and younger sister, Margaret, and move in reduced circumstances to the West of England. Elinor, the sensible sister, and Marianne, the overimaginative romantic, must rely on a good marriage as a means of support. As their excellent schemes are intruded upon, Austen subtly explores the marriage game of her times, as both sense and sensibility affect the sisters' chances of happiness and comfort.
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Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 440

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Jane Austen Paper Dolls

Four Classic Characters

Author: Eileen Rudisill Miller

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486492222

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 4358

Four dolls from Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility include Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy and Elinor Dashwood and Edward Ferrars plus a wardrobe of 24 Regency-era costumes.
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Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sanditon

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 0714548669

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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Comprising one finished novel, Lady Susan, which was published posthumously, and two unfinished fragments, Sanditon and The Watsons, this collection - full of melodrama and burlesque, and exploring a range of literary styles and social classes - spans the entirety of Jane Austen's writing life.The epistolary novel Lady Susan is the darkly humorous tale of the amatory schemes and machinations of an ambitious and unprincipled coquette. The Watsons is the tale of the refined and well-educated Emma Watson, forced by the second marriage of her aunt to return to the house of her impecunious father and face the marital plots and intrigues of her sisters. Begun in the last few months of Jane Austen's life, Sanditon, set in a fast-growing former fishing village, swiftly becoming a fashionable resort, pokes fun at the inhabitants of the new coastal town, with all their hypochondria, witlessness and self-obsession.
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How Novels Work

Author: John Mullan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191622923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 674

Never has contemporary fiction been more widely discussed and passionately analysed; recent years have seen a huge growth in the number of reading groups and in the interest of a non-academic readership in the discussion of how novels work. Drawing on his weekly Guardian column, 'Elements of Fiction', John Mullan examines novels mostly of the last ten years, many of which have become firm favourites with reading groups. He reveals the rich resources of novelistic technique, setting recent fiction alongside classics of the past. Nick Hornby's adoption of a female narrator is compared to Daniel Defoe's; Ian McEwan's use of weather is set against Austen's and Hardy's; Carole Shield's chapter divisions are likened to Fanny Burney's. Each section shows how some basic element of fiction is used. Some topics (like plot, dialogue, or location) will appear familiar to most novel readers; others (metanarrative, prolepsis, amplification) will open readers' eyes to new ways of understanding and appreciating the writer's craft. How Novels Work explains how the pleasures of novel reading often come from the formal ingenuity of the novelist. It is an entertaining and stimulating exploration of that ingenuity. Addressed to anyone who is interested in the close reading of fiction, it makes visible techniques and effects we are often only half-aware of as we read. It shows that literary criticism is something that all fiction enthusiasts can do. Contemporary novels discussed include: Monica Ali's Brick Lane; Martin Amis's Money; Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin; A.S. Byatt's Possession; Jonathan Coe's The Rotters' Club; J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace; Michael Cunningham's The Hours; Don DeLillo's Underworld; Michel Faber's The Crimson Petal and the White; Ian Fleming's From Russia with Love; Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections; Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Patricia Highsmith's Ripley under Ground; Alan Hollinghurst's The Spell; Nick Hornby's How to Be Good; Ian McEwan's Atonement; John le Carré's The Constant Gardener; Andrea Levy's Small Island; David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas; Andrew O'Hagan's Personality; Orhan Pamuk's My Name Is Red; Ann Patchett's Bel Canto; Ruth Rendell's Adam and Eve and Pinch Me; Philip Roth's The Human Stain; Jonathan Safran Foer's Everything Is Illuminated; Carol Shields's Unless; Zadie Smith's White Teeth; Muriel Spark's Aiding and Abetting; Graham Swift's Last Orders; Donna Tartt's The Secret History; William Trevor's The Hill Bachelors; and Richard Yates's Revolutionary Road .
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The Mysteries of Udolpho

A Romance

Author: Ann Ward Radcliffe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 328

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Little Women

Vintage

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781718666092

Category:

Page: 220

View: 7614

Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888). Written and published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, the novel follows the lives of four sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March - and is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. The first part of the book was an immediate commercial and critical success and prompted the composition of the book's second part, also a huge success. Both parts were first published as a single volume in 1880. The book is an unquestioned American classic.
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Jane Austen

Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418555215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience. Jane Austen is now what she never was in life, and what she would have been horrified to become—a literary celebrity. Austen’s novels achieved a timelessness that makes them perennially appealing. Kipling and Churchill found solace in her writings during times of war and illness. Mark Twain had a love/hate relationship with her work. And then, there’s our celebrity culture: the television hit Pride and Prejudice, the award-winning 1995 film Sense and Sensibility, and all the remakes and prequels and sequels. Modern-day Jane Austen fans just can’t seem to leave her characters alone. “Janeia” is the author’s term for the mania for all things Austen. This biography captures the varied sides of Austen’s character and places her Christian faith in a more balanced light and with less distortion than has been achieved previously. It is a delightful journey through a life spent making up stories that touched the lives of millions. Jane Austen “I was riveted by Leithart's excellent biography of Austen, the woman who profoundly influenced me to search for the universal truth in my novels. I was able to see the flesh-and-blood woman I've admired since my teens. Highly recommended for Janeites like me!” --Colleen Coble, best-selling author of The Lightkeeer's Daughter
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Search and Find: Pride & Prejudice

A Jane Austen Search and Find Book

Author: Sarah Powell,Jane Austen,Big Picture Press Staff

Publisher: Studio Press

ISBN: 9781783708277

Category:

Page: 48

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Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is retold in this illustrated search and find book, perfect for introducing children to classic fiction and creating a keepsake title to treasure.
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Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice/Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Edimat Libros

ISBN: 9788497940405

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 655

View: 5519

In the first work, human foibles and early-nineteenth-century English manners are satirized and in the second work two sisters are drawn into unhappy romances despite the cool judgement of one and the emotional intensity of the other.
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The Bourgeois Gentleman

Author: Molière

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486415925

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 63

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Classic satire, one of the best by France’s greatest comedic playwright, pokes fun at the sham and hypocrisy of 17th-century French society. A wealthy tradesman, Monsieur Jourdain, yearns to become a gentleman in order to win the hand of a marchioness—disregarding the inconvenient fact that he is already married—but only succeeds in making a fool of himself.
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The Suicide Club

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486414164

Category: Fiction

Page: 59

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Short story trilogy involving a club for people who wish to end their lives. The "Story of the Young Man with the Cream Tarts," "Story of the Physician and the Saratoga Trunk," and "The Adventure of the Hansom Cab" chronicle the exploits of Prince Florizel of Bohemia and Colonel Geraldine through some of 19th-century London's most dangerous haunts.
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