Persuasion

  • Filename: persuasion.
  • ISBN: 1419141031
  • Release Date: 2004-06
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing



This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen

  • Filename: the-complete-novels-of-jane-austen.
  • ISBN: 1840225564
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 1440
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions



Jane Austen is without question, one of England's most enduring and skilled novelists. With her wit, social precision, and unerring ability to create some of literature's most charismatic and believable heroines, she mesmerises her readers as much today as when her novels were first published. Whether it is her sharp, ironic gaze at the Gothic genre invoked by the adventures of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey; the diffident and much put-upon Fanny Price struggling to cope with her emotions in Mansfield Park; her delightfully paced comedy of manners and the machinations of the sisters Elinor and Marianne in Sense and Sensibility; the quiet strength of Anne Elliot in Persuasion succeeding in a world designed to subjugate her very existence; and Emma - 'a heroine whom no one but myself will like' teased Austen - yet another irresistible character on fire with imagination and foresight. Indeed not unlike her renowned creator. Jane Austen is as sure-footed in her steps through society's whirlpools of convention and prosaic mores as she is in her sometimes restrained but ever precise and enduring prose.

Emma

  • Filename: emma.
  • ISBN: 9780698408395
  • Release Date: 2015-09-29
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin



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. Now, with the BBC's superior adaptation, this captivating story is sure to win the hearts of countless new fans. Beautiful, smart, 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 protegée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected.

The Complete Novels

  • Filename: the-complete-novels.
  • ISBN: 1440649367
  • Release Date: 2006-03-28
  • Number of pages: 1088
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin



Now in Penguin Classics Deluxe: a treasure trove of Jane Austen's novels Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Here in one volume are her seven great novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, Austen vividly portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage—marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not romances; ironic, comic, and wise, they are masterly evocations of the society Jane Austen observed. This beautiful volume covers the literary career of one of England’s finest prose stylists of any century. • A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious packaging • Features the definitive Penguin Classics texts recommended by the Jane Austen Society • New introduction by bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lady Susan the Watsons Sanditon

  • Filename: lady-susan-the-watsons-sanditon.
  • ISBN: 9780141907901
  • Release Date: 2003-07-31
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



These three short works show Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles, from melodrama to satire, and exploring a range of social classes and settings. The early epistolary novel LADY SUSAN depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with the affections of several men. In contrast, THE WATSONS is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine - Emma - finds her marriage opportunities limited by poverty and pride. Meanwhile SANDITON, set in a seaside resort, offers a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and spectators, treated by Austen with both amusement and scepticism.

Pride and Prejudice

  • Filename: pride-and-prejudice.
  • ISBN: 9781843440727
  • Release Date: 2013-01-17
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Austen Jane
  • Publisher: Oldcastle Books



Lock Up Your Daughters... Darcy's in Town! Mrs Bennett is on a mission to marry off her five daughters to rich men. Enter, Mr Charles Bingley and his rather fit friend, Darcy. Love, loathing and bittersweet romance follow...

Northanger Abbey

  • Filename: northanger-abbey.
  • ISBN: 9780141028132
  • Release Date: 2006-04-06
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Young, impressionable Catherine believes that life should be a wonderful adventure right out of her favourite novels. Lost in her stories, she sees diabolical villains and swooning heroines everywhere she looks. Only her new friends, Henry and Eleanor Tilney, are able to teach her about realities of life. But when Catherine is invited to be a guest of General Tilney and his family at the mysterious Northanger Abbey, she still can't help wondering what horrifying secret her host is hiding in its dark rooms . . . Will Catherine ever be able to tell the difference between truth and fantasy? And is she too busy looking for heroes and villains to see the chance of genuine romance when it comes her way?

The Mayor of Casterbridge Diversion Classics

  • Filename: the-mayor-of-casterbridge-diversion-classics.
  • ISBN: 9781682307670
  • Release Date: 2016-06-28
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Thomas Hardy
  • Publisher: Diversion Books



Considered one of Hardy’s best works, this sobering and complex story of self-destruction features one of literature's quintessential tragic heroes. In a drunken fit of rage, young hay-trusser Michael Henchard auctions off his wife and baby daughter at a county fair. Exhausted by his behavior, his wife decides to leave with the highest bidder. The next day, too late to stop them from leaving, Henchard is consumed with immense regret. He vows not to touch a drop of alcohol for twenty-one years. Nineteen years later, Henchard is sober, wealthy, and now the mayor of Casterbridge. Just as he begins to fall in love with another woman, Henchard’s wife and who he believes to be his daughter return. What follows is an intensely dramatic tale of pride, anger, and regret that cannot be put down. Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. For more classic titles like this, visit www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/diversion-classics

Four Novels

  • Filename: four-novels.
  • ISBN: 1607100681
  • Release Date: 2010-02-01
  • Number of pages: 808
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press



Having chosen to publish anonymously during her lifetime, Jane Austen is enjoying extraordinary fame and fortune today as a best-selling author. In recent years, Jane Austen has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity-her books have been made into films, real box-office powerhouses, and gorgeous television mini-series starring some of the most notable actors of the day; she's a darling of book clubs, and her beloved books even star as protagonists in new novels such as the best-selling book, The Jane Austen Book Club. Canterbury Classics is proud to present Jane Austen, an elegantly bound collection of four of her best-loved novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. Bound in supple leather with padded covers, gold foil stamping, and pretty gilded edges, Jane Austen is an essential book for fans of English literature around the world.

Jane Austen and the Body

  • Filename: jane-austen-and-the-body.
  • ISBN: 0521414768
  • Release Date: 1992-09-24
  • Number of pages: 251
  • Author: John Wiltshire
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Jane Austen has been thought of as a novelist of manners whose work discreetly avoids discussing the physical. John Wiltshire shows, on the contrary, how important are bodies and faces, illness and health, in the novels, from complainers and invalids such as Mrs. Bennet and Mr. Woodhouse, to the frail, debilitated Fanny Price, the vulnerable Jane Fairfax and the "picture of health," Emma. The book draws on modern theories of the body, and on eighteenth-century medical sources, to give a fresh and controversial reading of familiar texts.

Why is Jane Austen s Northanger Abbey Often Referred to as a Parody of the Gothic Novel

  • Filename: why-is-jane-austen-s-northanger-abbey-often-referred-to-as-a-parody-of-the-gothic-novel.
  • ISBN: 9783656036173
  • Release Date: 2013-11
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Author: Melanie Strieder
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag



Essay from the year 2003 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Duisburg-Essen, 4 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Why is Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey often referred to as a parody of the Gothic novel?_ Jane Austen (1775-1817) is often regarded as the greatest English female novelist. Her novels are praised for their underlieing social comedy and thorough description of human relationships. She lived and worked during a time predominated by novels of sentiment, sensation and sensibility. However she stayed aloof from this literary style and especially her novel Northanger Abbey is often regarded to as a parody of the Gothic novel. Main authors of these so called 'Gothic' romances are for example Ann Radcliffe, Horace Walpole and M.G. Lewis. The Gothic novel has its origins in the Middle Ages and deals with mysterious, frightening, fantastic, supernatural, sexual and sublime things. The stories seem rather ridiculous to us today. The reader always finds similar characters and plots in those novels: "the tyrannical father, the importunate and unscrupulous suitor, the hero and heroine of sensibility and of mysterious but noble birth, the confidante[...], the chaperone."1 The heroine is always unbelievable beautiful but weak and virtuous. Then she is threatened by a veil man and saved by the hero in the end. In contrast to such a story Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey is often considered as a "amusing and bitingly satirical pastiche of the 'Gothic' romances popular in her day."2 [...] _____ 1 Mudrick, Marvin: Irony versus Gothicism. In: Jane Austen: Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. Edited by B.C. Southam. MacMillan Education Ltd. Hampshire, London. 1986 (Casebook Series); page 75 2 Austen, Jane: Northanger Abbey. Penguin Popular Classics. London. 1994; blurb

Cuisine and Symbolic Capital

  • Filename: cuisine-and-symbolic-capital.
  • ISBN: 9781443822558
  • Release Date: 2010-05-11
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Cheleen Mahar
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing



This collection of interdisciplinary essays examines food as it mediates social relationships and self-presentation in a variety of international films and literature. Authors explore the ways that making, eating and thinking about food reveals culture. In doing so the essays highlight how food and foodways become a type of symbolic capital, which influences the larger concern of cultural identity. Essays are organized into three central themes: Culinary Translations of Identity: From Britain to China; Food as Metaphor in Contemporary German Writing; and Love, Feasting and the Symbolic Power of Food in French Writing. Each essay investigates the uses of food as a way to apprehend cultural meaning. The essays presented provide theoretical templates for the study of food in a wide range of international film and literature,

Pride and Prejudice

  • Filename: pride-and-prejudice.
  • ISBN: 9781440657573
  • Release Date: 2008-05-29
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Penguin



"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So begins the delightful adventures of the witty and free-spirited Elizabeth Bennet and the proud but quite eligible Mr. Darcy in one of the first romantic comedies in the history of the novel. Enriched eBook Features Editor Juliette Wells provides the following specially commissioned features for this Enriched eBook Classic: * Filmography * Nineteenth-Century Reviews * Chronology * Further Reading * What Austen Ate * How to Prepare Tea * Austen Sites to Visit in England * Map of Sites from the Novel * Behaving Yourself: Etiquette and Dancing in Austen’s Day * Illustrations of Fashion, Home Décor, Architecture, and Transportation * Enriched eBook Notes The enriched eBook format invites readers to go beyond the pages of these beloved works and gain more insight into the life and times of an author and the period in which the book was originally written for a rich reading experience.

Jane Austen and Marriage

  • Filename: jane-austen-and-marriage.
  • ISBN: 9781847252180
  • Release Date: 2009-07-08
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Hazel Jones
  • Publisher: A&C Black



With original research, this book offers a new insight into Jane Austen's life and writing.

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