Jane Austen

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years into her thirties. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth.


Mansfield Park

Author: Jane Austen 
Price: $0.99 (ePub Edition) 
ISBN: 978-1-935702-16-0
Published: April 1, 2013 
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At the age of ten, a penniless young woman named Fanny Price is given up by her poor relations in Portsmouth and is whisked to the opulent home of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram in Mansfield Park, which is nestled in Northampton county. Peppered with wealth and pomp though it is, Mansfield Park also brims with the sin and folly of its inhabitants, in the midst of which Fanny is tested to her very limits.