The most authoritative and most fully annotated critical edition available of Austen's first novel.
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|Library of Congress
||Love stories, Marriage, Young women, England - Social life and customs - 19th century, Gothic fiction
||General & Literary Fiction
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New package for Austen's brilliant satire of the gothic novel A sly commentary on the power of literature and a warning for women about being too innocent, here is a fresh, funny novel of a young woman receiving, as Margaret Drabble reveals in her illuminating introduction, intensive instruction in the ways of the world.
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||Jane Austen is the Rosetta stone of literature. --Anna Quindlen
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was born in Hampshire, England, to George Austen, a rector, and his wife, Cassandra. Like many girls of her day, she was educated at home, where she began her literary career by writing parodies and skits for the amusement of her large family. Although Austen did not marry, she did have several suitors and once accepted a marriage proposal, but only for an evening. Although Austen never lived apart from her family, her work shows a worldly and wise sensibility. Her novels include Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), and Northanger Abbeyand Persuasion, published together posthumously in 1818. Margaret Drabble is the highly acclaimed novelist, biographer, and editor of The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Her novels include The Gates of Ivory, The Seven Sisters, and The Red Queen. She lives in London. Stephanie Laurens is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty historical romances set in Regency England. Her Cynster and Bastion Club novels are beloved by readers worldwide.