Jane Austen, a renowned English novelist of the nineteenth century, crafted timeless tales that continue to captivate readers to this day. Her greatest works are a testament to her wit, social commentary, and keen understanding of human nature. In this set of five books, immerse yourself in Austen's world of societal manners and romantic entanglements. Pride and Prejudice showcases the complexities of love and social hierarchy, while Emma explores the pitfalls of matchmaking. Sense and Sensibility delves into the contrast between rationality and emotions, while Mansfield Park delves into themes of morality and duty. Finally, Persuasion offers a poignant exploration of second chances and the power of persuasion. These masterpieces transport readers to a bygone era and leave an indelible mark on literature.
- Lively romance blossoms in Pride and Prejudice.
- Emma's meddling creates amusing romantic entanglements.
- Love and societal expectations collide in Sense and Sensibility.
- Mansfield Park reveals the complexities of morality and duty.
- Persuasion examines the transformative power of second chances.
About the Author
Jane Austen is one of the most well-known and widely-read English novelists of all time. She was born on December 16, 1775, at the rectory in the village of Steventon, in Hampshire, England.
Jane's fascination with words and with the world of stories, began quite early. In the 1790s, during her adolescence, she started writing her own novels, the first one being Love and Freindship [sic] a parody of romantic fiction organized as a series of love letters. Between 1811 and 1816, Jane started to anonymously publish her works. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma were all published during this time. Jane started working on Persuasion, her last completed novel, soon after she finished Emma. Written in her unique and distinctive style, it subtly exposes the rapidly changing and expanding social environment of the nineteenth century England. Completed in 1816, it was published posthumously in December 1817.
In 1816, at the age of forty-one, Jane became ill with Addison's disease. She died on July 18, 1817.