Part of the Vintage Classics Austen Series- all six of Jane Austen's major novels, beautifully designed by writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by our finest contemporary writers
Jane Austen (Author) Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16 December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818. Amanda Vickery (Introducer) Amanda Vickery is the writer and presenter of BBC2's At Home with the Georgians based on her book Behind Closed Doors- At Home in Georgian England (2009). Amanda is a Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. Her first book The Gentleman's Daughter (1998) won the Wolfson, the Whitfield and the Longman-History today prizes. Amanda Vickery is also the editor of Women, Privilege and Power- British Politics, 1750 to the Present (2001) and Gender, Taste and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830 (2006). Among her radio credits are presenting the popular Radio 4 shows A History of Private Life and Voices from the Old Bailey.
Full of the energies of discord - sibling rivalry, greed, ambition,
illicit sexual passion, and vanity -- Margaret Drabble
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire -- J.K. Rowling
Jane Austen at her most genteelly ascerbic * The Times *
Austen looks at her world with a cool, undressing gaze...she is a formidable opponent of hypocrisy and sentimentality * Observer *
Who needs eReaders when book publishers are repackaging classic tales in beautiful covers like these? ... Perfect for fans of the author * Bella *