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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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Mansfield Park
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Peter Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | June 1992
$26.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41269-4 (0-679-41269-7)

At the center of Jane Austen's Mansfield Park is Fanny Price, the classic “poor cousin” who has been brought to live with the rich Sir Thomas Bertram and his wife as an act of charity. Over time, Fanny comes to demonstrate forcibly those virtues Austen most admired: modesty, firm principles, and a loving heart. As Fanny...

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Mansfield Park
Written by Jane Austen
Bantam Classics | Paperback | June 1983
$4.95/6.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21276-1 (0-553-21276-1)

In Mansfield Park, first published in 1814, when the author had reached her full maturity as a novelist, Jane Austen paints some of her most witty and perceptive studies of character. Against a genteel country landscape of formal parks and stately homes, the gossipy Mrs. Norris becomes a masterful comic creation... Read more






Mansfield Park
Written by Jane Austen, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Kathryn Sutherland and Tony Tanner, Noted by Kathryn Sutherland
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | April 2012
$24.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119770-8 (0-14-119770-6)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins... Read more






Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen, Afterword by Stephanie Laurens, Introduction by Margaret Drabble
Signet | Paperback | February 2008
$4.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53084-4 (0-451-53084-5)

Jane Austen's brilliant satire of the gothic novel.

The most sprightly and satirical of Austen's novels, Northanger Abbey was written when the author was herself in her early twenties, and takes for its heroine seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland, a spirited young woman preoccupied with the pleasures of dressing, dancing, and reading sensational novels... 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






Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Marilyn Butler
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$8.00/11.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-143979-2 (0-14-143979-3)

Austen's witty exploration of the perils of mistaking fiction for reality

During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first time. She is delighted with her new acquaintances: flirtatious Isabella, who shares Catherine's love of Gothic romance and horror, and sophisticated Henry...

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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






Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Claudia Johnson
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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Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen
Bantam Classics | Paperback | September 1985
$4.95/5.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21197-9 (0-553-21197-8)

The earliest of her six major novels, NorthangerAbbey remained unpublished until after Jane Austen’s death. A deliciously witty satire of popular Gothic romances, it is perhaps Austen’s lightest, most delightful excursion into a young woman’s world. Catherine Morland, an unlikely heroine—unlikely because she is so ordinary—forsakes her English village for the... Read more






Northanger Abbey
Written by Jane Austen, Edited by Marilyn Butler, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Marilyn Butler
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | April 2012
$21.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119771-5 (0-14-119771-4)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. During an eventful season at Bath, young, naïve Catherine Morland experiences the joys of fashionable society for the first... Read more






Orgullo y prejuicio
Written by Jane Austen
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | November 2015
$8.00/10.50(Canada) | 978-1-101-96978-6 (1-101-96978-4)

A lo largo de una trama que discurre con la precisión de un mecanismo de relojería, Jane Austen perfila una galería de personajes que conforman un perfecto y sutil retrato de época: las peripecias de una dama empeñada en casar a sus hijas con el mejor partido de la región, los... Read more






Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen, Afterword by Diane Johnson, Introduction by Margaret Drabble
Signet | Paperback | February 2008
$4.95/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53083-7 (0-451-53083-7)

Featuring one of her most likeable characters, this sparkling love story set in a seaside resort is Jane Austen’s final finished work.

Since Anne Elliot eight years ago rejected the marriage proposal of Captain Wentworth, a penniless naval officer, she has resigned herself to a quiet life at home, tending to the... 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






Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen, Edited by Gillian Beer, Introduction by Gillian Beer, Noted by Gillian Beer
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$7.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-143968-6 (0-14-143968-8)

Jane Austen's last completed novel, marrying witty social realism to a Cinderella love story

At twenty-­seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with...

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Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Amy Bloom
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$7.00/9.00(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






Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Judith Terry
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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Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen
Bantam Classics | Paperback | April 1984
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21137-5 (0-553-21137-4)

Jane Austen’s last completed novel, Persuasion is a delightful social satire of England’s landed gentry and a moving tale of lovers separated by class distinctions. After years apart, unmarried Anne Elliot, the heroine Jane Austen called “almost too good for me,” encounters the dashing naval officer others persuaded her to reject... Read more






Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen, Illustrated by Audrey Niffenegger, Introduction by Colm Toibin
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310628-9 (0-14-310628-7)

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Jane Austen's final novel

Written during Jane Austen's race against failing health, Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who - at twenty-seven - is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell... Read more






Persuasion
Written by Jane Austen, Edited by Gillian Beer, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | April 2012
$23.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119769-2 (0-14-119769-2)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been... Read more






Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen, Afterword by Eloisa James, Introduction by Margaret Drabble
Signet | Paperback | January 2008
$5.95/7.95(Canada) | 978-0-451-53078-3 (0-451-53078-0)

Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners is one of the most universally loved and admired English novels of all time.

Spirited Elizabeth Bennet is one of a family of five daughters, and with no male heir, the Bennet estate must someday pass to their priggish cousin William Collins. Therefore, the girls must... Read more






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






Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen, Introduction by Peter Conrad
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1991
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40542-9 (0-679-40542-9)

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...

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Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen, Illustrated by Ruben Toledo
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-310542-8 (0-14-310542-6)

An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo. This couture-inspired collection also features Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dracula, The Scarlet Letter and Wuthering Heights.

Ruben Toledo’s breathtaking drawings have appeared in such high-fashion magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Visionaire. Now he’s turning his... Read more






Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen, Preface by Claire Lamont, Edited by Vivien Jones, Introduction by Vivien Jones and Tony Tanner
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | October 2009
$24.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-104034-9 (0-14-104034-3)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. When Elizabeth Bennet first meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited; he is indifferent to... Read more






Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen, Illustrated by Jessica Hische
Penguin Books | Hardcover | December 2012
$23.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312316-3 (0-14-312316-5)

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische 

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously... Read more





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