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.

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Oct152009

Pride & Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen 
Price: $0.99 (ePub Edition) 
ISBN: 978-0-9787871-1-0 
Published: November 1, 2009 
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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

Originally titled First Impressions, Jane Austen’s second and most popular novel abounds with wit, intriguing dialogue, and even suspense. In this comedy of manners, the well-to-do (and not so well-to-do) are placed under Austen’s unique microscope, as their lives, loves, pride, and prejudices are detailed with exquisite language—the kind of literary language that earned this title the notoriety of generations—and what results is a thrilling reading experience that will last long after the book’s legendary conclusion.

"The wit of Jane Austen has for partner
the perfection of her taste."
—Virginia Woolf