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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Sense & Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen 
Price: $0.99 (ePub Edition) 
ISBN: 978-0-9787871-6-5
Published: April 1, 2013 
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The Dashwood sisters appear to be deserted by the young men they had intended to marry, and the stage is set for an entertaining tale of flirtation and folly that offers us a splendid glimpse of upper and middle-class English society of the early 19th century. Elinor and Marianne could not be more starkly different, yet each falls for unsavory characters in their quest for true love in this hilarious comedy of manners.