This title includes: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Love and Freindship (sic).
The seven books in this sumptuous box set contain some of the most brilliant, dazzling prose in the English language.
Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen.
Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, she paints vivid portraits of English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close.
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 mere romances; ironic, comic and wise, they are masterly studies of the society Jane Austen observed.
AUTHOR: Jane Austen, the daughter of a clergyman, was born in Hampshire in 1775, and later lived in Bath and the village of Chawton. As a child and teenager, she wrote brilliantly witty stories for her family's amusement, as well as a novella, Lady Susan. Her first published novel was Sense and Sensibility, which appeared in 1811 and was soon followed by Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Austen died in 1817, and Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1818.