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Jane Austen

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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The Annotated Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2013
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-39080-6 (0-307-39080-2)

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 1,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations of... Read more






The Annotated Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
Anchor | Trade Paperback | November 2012
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-95090-1 (0-307-95090-5)

This Revised and Expanded Edition contains hundreds of new notes and illustrations.

The first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with thousands of annotations on facing pages, including:

 • Explanations...

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The Annotated Emma
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$17.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-39077-6 (0-307-39077-2)

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations of...

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The Annotated Sense and Sensibility
Written by Jane Austen, Edited by David M. Shapard
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$17.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-39076-9 (0-307-39076-4)

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility that makes this tale of two sisters in love an even more enjoyable read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,000 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations... Read more






The Complete Novels of Jane Austen
Written by Jane Austen
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 2010
$148.00/178.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-70072-8 (0-307-70072-0)

This collection from Everyman’s Library provides the complete works of one of the most popular authors in English literature. Each of Jane Austen’s masterpieces is enchantingly funny, touchingly and wittily told, and filled with a dazzling gallery of characters. These beautiful, clothbound classics are essentials for any home library.

Titles included:
Emma
Mansfield Park
Northanger...
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The Annotated Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen and David M. Shapard
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-39078-3 (0-307-39078-0)

From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion that makes the beloved novel an even more satisfying and fulfilling read. Here is the complete text of Persuasion with hundreds of annotations on facing pages, including:
 
● Explanations of historical context
● Citations from... Read more






Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel
Written by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, Adapted by Tony Lee, Illustrated by Cliff Richards
Del Rey | Trade Paperback | May 2010
$14.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-345-52068-5 (0-345-52068-8)

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






Emma
Written by Jane Austen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$9.95/11.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38684-7 (0-307-38684-8)

The most perfect of Jane Austen’s perfect novels begins with twenty-one-year-old Emma Woodhouse comfortably dominating the social order in the village of Highbury, convinced that she has both the understanding and the right to manage other people’s lives—for their own good, of course. Her well-meant interfering centers on the aloof Jane... Read more






Mansfield Park
Written by Jane Austen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$7.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38688-5 (0-307-38688-0)

Mansfield Park encompasses not only Jane Austen’s great comedic gifts and her genius as a historian of the human animal, but her personal credo as well—her faith in a social order that combats chaos through civil grace, decency, and wit.

At the novel’s center is Fanny Price, the classic “poor cousin,” brought... Read more






Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$6.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38683-0 (0-307-38683-X)

Northanger Abbey is both a perfectly aimed literary parody and a withering satire of the commercial aspects of marriage among the English gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century. But most of all, it is the story of the initiation into life of its naïve but sweetly appealing heroine, Catherine... Read more






Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$5.95/7.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-38685-4 (0-307-38685-6)

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 Sir Walter Elliot, is woman of quiet charm and deep feelings. When she was nineteen she fell in love with—and was engaged... Read more






Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$7.95/10.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38686-1 (0-307-38686-4)

No novel in English has given more pleasure than Pride and Prejudice. Because it is one of the great works in our literature, critics in every generation reexamine and reinterpret it. But the rest of us simply fall in love with it—and with its wonderfully charming and intelligent heroine, Elizabeth Bennet.

We... Read more






Sense and Sensibility
Written by Jane Austen
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$6.95/8.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-38687-8 (0-307-38687-2)

In its marvelously perceptive portrayal of two young women in love, Sense and Sensibility is the answer to those critics and readers who believe that Jane Austen’s novels, despite their perfection of form and tone, lack strong feeling.

Its two heroines—so utterly unlike each other–both undergo the most violent passions... Read more






Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Robert Kiely
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2002
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75917-8 (0-375-75917-4)

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






Mansfield Park
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Carol Shields
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75781-5 (0-375-75781-3)

Through Fanny Price, the heroine of Mansfield Park, Jane Austen views the social mores of her day and contemplates human nature itself. A shy and sweet-tempered girl adopted by wealthy relations, Fanny is an outsider looking in on an unfamiliar, and often inhospitable, world. But Fanny eventually wins the affection of... Read more






Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Amy Bloom
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75729-7 (0-375-75729-5)


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... Read more






Emma
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by A. Walton Litz
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75742-6 (0-375-75742-2)

Introduction by A. Walton Litz
 
“Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.” So begins Jane Austen’s comic... Read more






Sense and Sensibility
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by David Gates
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | January 2001
$6.95/9.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-75673-3 (0-375-75673-6)

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 cads, meddlesome matriarchs... Read more






Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Anna Quindlen
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$8.00/10.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-78326-8 (0-679-78326-1)

Introduction by Anna Quindlen
Commentary by Margaret Oliphant, George Saintsbury, Mark Twain, A. C. Bradley, Walter A. Raleigh, and Virginia Woolf
 
“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... Read more






Sanditon and Other Stories
Written by Jane Austen
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 1996
$22.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-44719-1 (0-679-44719-9)

Readers of Jane Austen’s six great novels are left hungering for more, and more there is: the marvelous unpublished manuscripts she left behind, collected here.

Sanditon
might have been Austen’s greatest novel had she lived to finish it. Its subject matter astonishes: here is Austen observing the birth pangs of the culture...

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Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Anna Quindlen
Modern Library | Hardcover | November 1995
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60168-5 (0-679-60168-6)

"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 perfect 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






Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1992
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41715-6 (0-679-41715-X)

Northanger Abbey is a perfectly aimed literary parody that is also a withering satire of the commercial aspects of marriage among the English gentry at the turn of the nineteenth century. But most of all, it is the story of the initiation into life of its naïve but sweetly appealing heroine...

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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume 2
Written by Jane Austen
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1992
$23.95/35.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60025-1 (0-679-60025-6)

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The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Volume I
Written by Jane Austen
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1992
$23.95/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60026-8 (0-679-60026-4)

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Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | June 1992
$20.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40986-1 (0-679-40986-6)

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...

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