Jane Austen by Jane Austen
The Complete Collection (With Active Table of Contents)

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Collected here are 14 of the most popular major and minor works of Jane Austen, dating from her youth to the final unfinished works of her later years. This Kindle version elegantly displays Austen's classic, refined, and beloved prose for your reading pleasure. Included are the following:

Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Mansfield Park
Emma
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion
The Watsons
Sanditon
Lady Susan
Love and Friendship
Lesley Castle
The History of England
Collection of Letters
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About Jane Austen

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 Jane Austen (16 December 1775  -  18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary has gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years into her thirties. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it. Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture. Biographical information concerning Jane Austen is "famously scarce", according to one biographer. Only some personal and family letters remain (by one estimate only 160 out of Austen's 3,000 letters are extant), and her sister Cassandra (to whom most of the letters were originally addressed) burned "the greater part" of the ones she kept and censored those she did not destroy. Other letters were destroyed by the heirs of Admiral Francis Austen, Jane's brother. Most of the biographical material produced for fifty years after Austen's death was written by her relatives and reflects the family's biases in favour of "good quiet Aunt Jane". Scholars have unearthed little information since.
 
Published October 10, 2008 by Girlebooks.com. 2084 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, History. Non-fiction

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The New York Times

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An account of Jane Austen as a canny agent of her own image.

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The Guardian

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The Jane Austen Book Clubby Karen Joy FowlerViking £12.99, pp304.

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BC Books

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If Pride and Prejudice and Emma are the crowning achievements of Jane Austen’s short career, Persuasion, the last of her novels, is not far behind.

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BC Books

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I am not generally the type of guy that reads ‘girl’ books – that would include such titles as Emma, by Jane Austen.

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Entertainment Weekly

Appropriately enough, a tongue-in-cheek appendix lists discussion questions for book groups tackling both Austen and ''The Jane Austen Book Club.'' Each character suggests topics.

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Entertainment Weekly

Austen books, six book-club members who meet over the course of six months, six California lifestyle stories that echo the romantic dilemmas faced by Austen's characters, .

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The Washington Post

The "real" Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet will always tower over everything written about or in pursuit of "Pride and Prejudice," but their creator's ability to inspire other writers to write books about them is unique.

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The Telegraph

Austen says herself that the penalty .

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The Telegraph

Bee Rowlatt lives an ordinary life in north .

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The Real Jane Austen is richly .

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The Telegraph

Angelina Jolie gets digital breast implants - would they have given Einstein a bigger brain?

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Christian Science Monitor

His new book A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter is the perfect antidote to such arguments.

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Pajiba

I loved the contrast between outward Emma, so seriously denying every compliment and dodging people’s praise, and private Emma, thinking herself their better and absorbing every good word as if it were her last.

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The Daily Beast

These books are objectionable because they strike out Austen's greatest contributions—seething satire, brilliant language, critique of classism—while helping themselves to the benefits of her name brand.

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Common Sense Media

(If you've ever been in a book club, you'll understand.) But there's something a little removed about watching a movie about a book club about Jane Austen.

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Deseret News

Rebecca Smith's "Miss Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life's Dilemmas" offers a Miss Manners approach to modern social dilemmas that Austen fans will appreciate.

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About.com Bestsellers

Sure to appeal to Jane Austen fans everywhere, Confessions is a delightful read.Pros'Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict' is almost as addictive as a real Jane Austen novelConsThe plot of 'Confessions' relies on Austen-like subtlety, which can make it hard to followDescriptionCourtney Stone wakes...

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The New York Review of Books

A Fine Brush on Ivory: An Appreciation of Jane Austen.

Jun 23 2005 | Read Full Review of Jane Austen: The Complete Col...

Spirituality & Practice

Emily Blunt steals the movie with her stellar performance as Prudie, the only one in the club who considers herself a true Janeite, but we also loved Kathy Baker's Bernadette and Maria Bello's Jocelyn.

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Time Out New York

The characters were fluffy, and not nearly as engaging as a BBC special of one of the real Jane Austen books.

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Crosswalk.com

Yet it's hard to imagine either Austen or her fans particularly enthusiastic about The Jane Austen Book Club, the latest entry in the ever-growing Austen-themed body of work.

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Open Salon

But after consulting some of the ladies in our presence he came up with “The Jane Austen Book Club” which set my skin to crawling.

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Arts Fuse

Tandon goes on to discuss the debate in Austen scholarship about the presence of slavery in the novels—maybe not a major concern for the legions of Austen lovers that have made her a rock star of English literature, but a legitimate academic question, and the kind of intriguing observation that t...

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After Ellen

Based on Karen Joy Fowler's best-selling novel of the same name, the film follows the six members of a newly formed book club — including thrill-seeking lesbian Allegra — as they set out to read all six novels by Jane Austen.

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Marie Claire

Jane Austen is often been considered a writer who had "momentous truths to tell."

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