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Jane Austen

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Though the domain of Jane Austen’s novels was as circumscribed as her life, her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon, Hampshire, on December 16, 1775, she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her family’s entertainment. As a clergyman’s daughter from a well-connected family, she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of the middle class, the gentry, and the aristocracy. At twenty-one, she began a novel called “The... Read More

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Mansfield Park

Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 23, 2000
Price: $4.99

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Northanger Abbey

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $6.95

Jane Austen’s first novel, Northanger Abbey—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning... Read more >
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Northanger Abbey

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Robert Kiely


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $8.00

Jane Austen’s first novel, Northanger Abbey—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossoming into a discerning... Read more >
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Northanger Abbey

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 3, 1992
Price: $20.00

Introduction by Claudia Johnson


Jane Austen’s first novel, Northanger Abbey—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs... Read more >
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Northanger Abbey

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1985
Price: $4.95

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Northanger Abbey

Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $1.99

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Northanger Abbey
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $7.99

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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume I
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park
Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Persuasion

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $5.95

Of all Jane Austen’s great and delightful novels, Persuasion is widely regarded as the most moving. It is the story of a second chance.

Anne Elliot, daughter of the snobbish, spendthrift Sir Walter Elliot, is a woman of quiet charm and deep feelings. When she was nineteen, she fell in love with–and... Read more >
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Persuasion

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Amy Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 12, 2001
Price: $5.95

Called a 'perfect novel' by Harold Bloom, Persuasion was written while Jane Austen was in failing health. She died soon after its completion, and it was published in an edition with Northanger Abbey in 1818.

In the novel, Anne Elliot, the heroine Austen called 'almost too good for me,' has let herself... Read more >
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Persuasion

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $20.00

Introduction by Judith Terry

Called a ‘perfect novel’ by Harold Bloom, Persuasion was written while Jane Austen was in failing health. She died soon after its completion, and it was published in an edition with Northanger Abbey in 1818.

In the novel, Anne Elliot, the heroine Austen called ‘almost too good for me,’... Read more >
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Persuasion

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1984
Price: $4.95

In Austen's last completed novel she explores emotion (including problems of conscience) without her characteristic skeptical edge. Read more >
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Persuasion

Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 29, 2008
Price: $1.99

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Persuasion
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $4.99

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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Anna Quindlen


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 21, 1995
Price: $14.95

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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 15, 1991
Price: $20.00

Introduction by Peter Conrad


“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners—one of the most popular novels of all time—that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud... Read more >

Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: New Canadian Library
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $1.99

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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $7.95

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and... Read more >

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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen
Introduction by Anna Quindlen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $8.00

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and... Read more >

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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 1, 1983
Price: $4.95

For over 150 years, Pride And Prejudice has remained one of the most popular novels in the English language. Jane Austen herself called this brilliant work her "own darling child." Pride And Prejudice, the story of Mrs. Bennet's attempts to marry off her five daughters is one of the best-loved and... Read more >

Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $1.99

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Pride and Prejudice

Written by Jane Austen


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $7.99

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel

Written by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
Adapted by Tony Lee
Illustrated by Cliff Richards


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $14.99

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER—NOW AN EYE-POPPING GRAPHIC NOVEL OF MANNERS, MORALS, AND BRAIN-EATING MAYHEM

It is known as “the strange plague,” and its unfortunate victims are referred to only as “unmentionables” or “dreadfuls.” All over England, the dead are rising again, and now even the daughters of Britain’s best families must... Read more >

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Sanditon and Other Stories

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 16, 1996
Price: $22.00

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Sense and Sensibility

Written by Jane Austen


Format: Hardcover, 408 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 10, 1992
Price: $20.00

Introduction by Peter Conrad

Published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility has delighted generations of readers with its masterfully crafted portrait of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Forced to leave their home after their father's death, Elinor and Marianne must rely on making good marriages as their means of support. But unscrupulous... Read more >
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