Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192827593
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Persuasion celebrates romantic constancy in an era of turbulent change. Written as the Napoleonic Wars were ending, the novel examines how a woman can at once remain faithful to her past and still move forward into the future. Anne Elliot seems to have given up on present happiness and has resigned herself to living off her memories. More than seven years earlier she complied with duty: persuaded to view the match as imprudent and improper, she broke off her engagement to a naval captain with neither fortune, ancestry, nor prospects. However, when peacetime arrives and brings the Navy home, and Anne encounters Captain Wentworth once more, she starts to believe in second chances. Jane Austen's last completed novel features a heroine much older and wiser than her predecessors in earlier books, and presents a more intimate and sober tale of a love found long after such happiness had been deemed hopeless. This edition includes an appendix giving the original ending of Persuasion.

Emma

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199535523
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others.

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192827586
Format: PDF
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Northanger Abbey depicts the misadventures of Catherine Morland, young, ingenuous, and mettlesome, and an indefatigable reader of gothic novels. Their romantic excess and dark overstatement feed her imagination, as tyrannical fathers and diabolical villains work their evil on forlorn heroinesin isolated settings. What could be more remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England? Yet as Austen brilliantly contrasts fiction with reality, ordinary life takes a more sinister turn, and edginess and circumspection are reaffirmed alongside comedy andliterary burlesque. Also including Austen's other short fictions, Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon, this valuable new edition shows her to be as innovative at the start of her career as at its close.

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199535566
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. In this new edition Fiona Stafford considers the artistry with which Jane Austen creates her best-known story.

Lady Susan

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500936082
Format: PDF
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MY DEAR BROTHER,—I can no longer refuse myself the pleasure of profiting by your kind invitation when we last parted of spending some weeks with you at Churchhill, and, therefore, if quite convenient to you and Mrs. Vernon to receive me at present, I shall hope within a few days to be introduced to a sister whom I have so long desired to be acquainted with. My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind; and I impatiently look forward to the hour when I shall be admitted into your delightful retirement.

The Cambridge Companion to Emma

Author: Peter Sabor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107082633
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This essay collection by leading scholars provides a comprehensive guide to Jane Austen's Emma, one of the greatest English novels.

A Memoir of Jane Austen

Author: James Edward Austen-Leigh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199540772
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This unique edition brings together for the first time Austen-Leigh's memoir of his aunt Jane Austen, together with shorter recollections by James Edward's two sisters. It also includes Jane's brother Henry's two biographical accounts.