Jane Austen sets social snobbery against summer picnics; social rejection against the passion of real love. Her warm portrait of the relationship between two very different sisters contrasts her precise observation of vanity, selfishness and snobbery.
Jane Austen sets social snobbery against summer picnics; social rejection against the passion of real love. Her warm portrait of the relationship between two very different sisters contrasts her precise observation of vanity, selfishness and snobbery. This edition includes explanatory notes, and an introduction.
Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, & when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip & innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her.
Written in the last months of Austen’s life, ‘Sanditon’ features a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators in a newly established seaside resort, and shows the author contemplating a changing society with scepticism and amusement. It tells the story of Charlotte Heywood, who is transported by a chance accident from her rural hometown to Sanditon, where she is exposed to the intrigues and dalliances of a small town determined to reinvent itself – and encounters the intriguingly handsome Sidney Parker. This edition also includes the early epistolary novel ‘Lady Susan’ and the delightful fragment ‘The Watsons’.
Jane Austen’s final completed work, ‘Persuasion’, is the story of Anne Elliot and her love for Frederick Wentworth. After being persuaded to break off the engagement, Anne resigns herself to living off her memories. However, years later she meets Wentworth once more, and she starts to believe in second chances.
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