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The Penguin complete novels of Jane Austen

Jane Austen (author)

The Penguin complete novels of Jane Austen

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Title
The Penguin complete novels of Jane Austen
Author
Jane Austen
Language
English
Publisher
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983
1336 p.
ISBN
0-14-009002-9

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About Jane Austen

Jane Austen (; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.

With the publication 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 other novels, Northanger Abbey a…Read more on Wikipedia

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