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Jane Austen

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Save 15% on the Jane Austen set

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Our Jane Austen set includes Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park.

Pride and Prejudice
One of the world’s favourite books, Pride and Prejudice has long been regarded as a classic romance. In Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Austen created the greatest pair of sparring lovers since Shakespeare's Beatrice and Benedick. This sparkling comedy of manners features an inimitable cast of characters including the obsequious Mr Collins, the autocratic Lady Catherine de Bourgh, and Mrs Bennet, the most embarrassing mother in literature.
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Sense and Sensibility
Austen began Sense and Sensibility when she was barely 20. It was published 16 years later, in 1811, at her own expense; the only clue to the novel's authorship was the inscription ‘By a lady’. In her introduction to this edition, the best-selling Italian author Elena Ferrante – a notoriously private figure whose true identity remains unknown – suggests that Austen's anonymity only makes her work more intriguing. Whoever Austen was, writes Ferrante, she was 'an extremely cultured, extremely perceptive lady who was well acquainted with the ways of the landed gentry, who knew the rituals of the London bourgeoisie, who was aware of how unstable the world is – of how everything changes in spite of sense and in the tumult of sensibility'.
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'I am going to take a heroine whom nobody but myself will much like,' wrote Jane Austen when beginning Emma in January 1814. In this she was proved wrong. Pride and Prejudice may be her most famous novel, Persuasion her most deeply affecting, but for many, Emma is Austen’s best novel; the most perfectly balanced between comedy and insight, sparkle and depth. Witty, headstrong Emma Woodhouse, more interested in making matches for others than falling in love herself, is a wholly delightful heroine. The secondary characters – the impressionable Harriet, egotistical Mr Elton and Emma's gentle, hypochondriac father – are just as unforgettable.
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'Sir Walter Elliot, of Kellynch-hall in Somersetshire, was a man who, for his own amusement, never took up any book but the Baronetage.' With the opening of Persuasion we appear to be in known Austen territory: the empty-headed Sir Walter, whose only reading is the Baronetage (mainly the page about himself), promises familiar delights. Yet the atmosphere of this book is as different from Austen's earlier works as autumn is to spring. Anne Elliot is haunted by her past mistake in turning down her first love, Frederick Wentworth, due to pressure from her family – misplaced persuasion. But a financial calamity will put her, unexpectedly, in the way of a second chance. Jane Austen’s last finished novel, Persuasion shows her at her most moving, powerful and mature. As C. S. Lewis wrote, 'It is, in a sense in which the other novels are not, a love story.'
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Northanger Abbey
Crumbling castles shrouded in secrets, ghostly skeletons cloaked in black veils, and innocent maidens held in the gravest of danger: the clichéd tropes of gothic romance fill the mind of Catherine Morland, the young, naïve, but warm-hearted heroine of Jane Austen’s parody of the popular fiction of her time.
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Mansfield Park
The work of a practised writer, this is Austen’s Bildungsroman: the only one of her novels to follow her heroine from a young girl into womanhood, and to trace the development of her moral consciousness.
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Production Details

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  • All books are:

  • Bound in metallic buckram blocked with a design by the artist
  • Set in Baskerville with Trajan display
  • Blocked slipcase
  • 9 ½" x 6¼"

  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Introduced by Sebastian Faulks
  • 352 pages
  • Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso

  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Introduced by Elena Ferrante
  • 344 pages
  • Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations by Philip Bannister

  • Emma
  • Introduced by Fay Weldon
  • 448 pages
  • Frontispiece and 9 colour illustrations by Sam Wolf Connelly

  • Persuasion
  • Introduced by Siri Hustvedt
  • 248 pages
  • Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations by Deanna Staffo

  • Northanger Abbey
  • Introduced by Val McDermid
  • 232 pages
  • Frontispiece and 5 colour illustrations by Jonathan Burton

  • Mansfield Park
  • Introduced by Lucy Worsley
  • 432 pages
  • Frontispiece and 7 colour illustrations by Darya Shnkina

About the Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in Hampshire in 1775, the seventh child and youngest daughter of George Austen, rector of Deane and Steventon, and his wife, Cassandra. She began writing poems, plays and stories for her family from a young age, and her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, was released by Thomas Egerton to sell-out acclaim in 1811. Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Mansfield ParkEmma, the last of Austen’s works to come out in her lifetime. Her novels, including the posthumously published Northanger Abbey (1818) and Persuasion (1818), are today considered amongst the finest in the English language. She died at Winchester in 1817.


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