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Lady Susan

By: Jane Austen

...A PENN S TATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES P UBLICATION Lady Susan by Jane Austen Lady Susan by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania... ...A PENN S TATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES P UBLICATION Lady Susan by Jane Austen Lady Susan by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania Stat... ...t or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Lady Susan by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series,... ...for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Lady Susan by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim ... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Lady Susan by Jane Austen I Lady Susan Vernon to Mr. Vernon Lan... ... Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Lady Susan by Jane Austen I Lady Susan Vernon to Mr. Vernon Langford... ...Mrs. Mainwaring insupportably jealous; so jealous, in short, and so en- 5 Jane Austen raged against me, that, in the fury of her temper, I should not... ...Mainwaring insupportably jealous; so jealous, in short, and so en- 5 Jane Austen raged against me, that, in the fury of her temper, I should not be s... ...ion for all those attractive powers for which she is celebrated to 7 Jane Austen gain any share of my regard; and I shall certainly endeav- our to gu...

Excerpt: Lady Susan Vernon to Mr. Vernon. My Dear Brother,--I can no longer refuse myself the pleasure of profiting by your kind invitation when we last parted of spending some weeks with you at Churchhill, and, therefore, if quite convenient to you and Mrs. Vernon to receive me at present, I shall hope within a few days to be introduced to a sister whom I have so long desired to be acquainted with. My kind friends here are most affectionately urgent with me to prolong my stay, but their hospitable and cheerful dispositions lead them too much into society for my present situation and state of mind; and I impatiently look forward to the hour when I shall be admitted into Your delightful retirement....

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Northanger Abbey

By: Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey is a hilarious parody of 18th century gothic novels. The heroine, 17-year old Catherine, has been reading far too many “horrid” gothic novels and would love to encounter some gothic-style terror — but the superficial world of Bath proves hazardous enough. (Summary by Kara)...

Horror/Ghost stories, Romance, Satire

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Sense and Sensibility (version 3)

By: Jane Austen

...Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen's first published novel, focuses on the lives and loves of two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. The sensible Elinor and the sensitive Marianne both fall for men whose affections are otherwise engaged. The no...

Romance, Literature

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Northanger Abbey

By: Jane Austen

...n A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por... ...enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable... ...or the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Se- rie... ...e file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Se- ries, Ji... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1803) A NOTE ON THE TEXT North... ... Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen (1803) A NOTE ON THE TEXT Northanger... ...edition, published by John Murray, London, in 1818—the year following Miss Austen’s death. Spelling and punctuation have been largely brought into con... ...e should like it, for she was very fond of tinkling the keys of the old 5 Jane Austen forlorn spinner; so, at eight years old she began. She learnt a... ...uld like it, for she was very fond of tinkling the keys of the old 5 Jane Austen forlorn spinner; so, at eight years old she began. She learnt a year...

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Emma (version 4)

By: Jane Austen

...Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates...

Fiction, Romance

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Pride and Prejudice

By: Jane Austen

... 12 V 15 VI 18 VII 24 VIII 29 IX 34 X 39 XI 45 XII 49 XIII 51 XIV 55 XV 58 ii JANE AUSTEN XVI 62 XVII 70 XVIII 73 XIX 84 XX 89 XXI 93 XXII 98 XXIII 1... ... 15 VI 18 VII 24 VIII 29 IX 34 X 39 XI 45 XII 49 XIII 51 XIV 55 XV 58 ii JANE AUSTEN XVI 62 XVII 70 XVIII 73 XIX 84 XX 89 XXI 93 XXII 98 XXIII 102 II... ...V 210 XLVI 214 XLVII 221 XLVIII 230 XLIX 235 L 241 LI 246 LII 251 LIII 258 iv JANE AUSTEN LIV 265 LV 269 LVI 275 LVII 282 LVIII 286 LIX 292 LX 298 LX... ... XLVI 214 XLVII 221 XLVIII 230 XLIX 235 L 241 LI 246 LII 251 LIII 258 iv JANE AUSTEN LIV 265 LV 269 LVI 275 LVII 282 LVIII 286 LIX 292 LX 298 LXI 302... ... a year. What a fine thing for our girls!” “How so? how can it affect them?” 4 JANE AUSTEN “My dear Mr. Bennet,” replied his wife, “how can you be so ... ...ar. What a fine thing for our girls!” “How so? how can it affect them?” 4 JANE AUSTEN “My dear Mr. Bennet,” replied his wife, “how can you be so tires... ...not a bit better than the others; and I am sure she is not half so handsome as Jane, nor half so good humoured as Lydia. But you are always giving her... ..., Darcy,” said he, “I must have you dance. I hate to see you standing 10 JANE AUSTEN about by yourself in this stupid manner. You had much better dan... ... but Darcy was clever. He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and 14 JANE AUSTEN fastidious, and his manners, though well bred, were not inviting...

Excerpt: Chapter I; IT IS A TRUTH universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters. ?My dear Mr. Bennet,? said his lady to him one day, ?have you heard that Netherfield Park is let at last?? Mr. Bennet replied that he had not. ?But it is,? returned she; ?for Mrs. Long has just been here, and she told me all about it.? Mr. Bennett made no answer. ?Do not you want to know who has taken it?? cried his wife impatiently. ?You want to tell me, and I have no objection to hearing it.? This was invitation enough....

Table of Contents: I 1 -- I 3 -- II 6 -- III 8 -- IV 12 -- V 15 -- VI 18 -- VII 24 -- VIII 29 -- IX 34 -- X 39 -- XI 45 -- XII 49 -- XIII 51 -- XIV 55 -- XV 58...

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Emma (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

...Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1816, about the perils of misconstrued romance. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as handsome, clever, and rich but is also rather spoiled. Prior to star...

Fiction, Comedy, Romance

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Jane Austen's Juvenilia

By: Jane Austen

...Before becoming the author of such classics as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, Jane Austen experimented with various writing styles as a teenager in the early 1790s. This is a collection of her juvenilia, including the epistolary novels Love and Freindship, Lesley Castle, and Lady Susan, as well as her ...

Fiction

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Persuasion

By: Jane Austen

... Austen A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Persuasion by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por... ...en A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Persuasion by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por- tab... ...t or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Persuasion by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series,... ...for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Persuasion by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim ... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Persuasion by Jane Austen (1818) Chapter 1 SIR WALTER ELLIOT, o... ... Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Persuasion by Jane Austen (1818) Chapter 1 SIR WALTER ELLIOT, of Kel... ...r daughters. This friend, and Sir Walter, did not marry, whatever might 5 Jane Austen have been anticipated on that head by their acquaintance. Thirt... ...ghters. This friend, and Sir Walter, did not marry, whatever might 5 Jane Austen have been anticipated on that head by their acquaintance. Thirteen y... ...k, and especially the history of her own family, must ever present 7 Jane Austen the remembrance of. The heir presumptive, the very William Walter El...

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Sense and Sensibility (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

Historical Fiction

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Emma

By: Jane Austen

...JANE AUSTEN A PENN S TATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES P UBLICATION Emma by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por... ...AUSTEN A PENN S TATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES P UBLICATION Emma by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable... ...ocument or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Emma by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series,... ...nt or for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Emma by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim ... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Emma by Jane Austen VOLUME I CHAPTER I E MMA WOODHOUSE, handsom... ... Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Emma by Jane Austen VOLUME I CHAPTER I E MMA WOODHOUSE, handsome, cl... ...udinarian all his life, without activity of mind or body, he was a much 5 Jane Austen older man in ways than in years; and though everywhere be- love... ...rian all his life, without activity of mind or body, he was a much 5 Jane Austen older man in ways than in years; and though everywhere be- loved for... ...ht-and- thirty, was not only a very old and intimate friend of the 7 Jane Austen family, but particularly connected with it, as the elder brother of ...

Excerpt: Emma Woodhouse. Handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her....

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Pride and Prejudice (version 4)

By: Jane Austen

...Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen's classic comic romance, in which the five Bennett sisters try to find that most elusive creature: a single man in possession of a large fortune. Sparks fly when sweet, pretty Jane meets their new neighbor, Mr. Bi...

Literature, Romance

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Jane Austen

...Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Sense and Sensi... ...enn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por... ...tate Electronic Classics Series Publication Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable... ...e file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series,... ...e as an electronic transmission, in any way. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim ... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) CHAPTER 1 THE FAMIL... ... Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (1811) CHAPTER 1 THE FAMILY OF ... ...is father was rendered easy by such an assurance, and Mr. John Dashwood 5 Jane Austen had then leisure to consider how much there might prudently be ... ...ther was rendered easy by such an assurance, and Mr. John Dashwood 5 Jane Austen had then leisure to consider how much there might prudently be in hi...

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Pride and Prejudice

By: Jane Austen

...PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Pride and Prej... ... Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por... ... State Electronic Classics Series Publication Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable... ...the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series,... ...ile as an electronic transmission, in any way. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim ... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Chapter 1 IT IS A TRUTH univ... ... Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Chapter 1 IT IS A TRUTH universal... ...a bit better than the others; and I am sure she is not half so handsome as Jane, nor half so good-humoured as Lydia. But you are al- ways giving her t... ... least.” Mr. Bennet was so odd a mixture of quick parts, sarcastic 5 Jane Austen humour, reserve, and caprice, that the experience of three- and-twen...

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Emma (Version 6)

By: Jane Austen

...Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and the perils of misconstrued romance. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in Georgian-Regency England; she also creates...

Fiction, Romance, Literature

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Sense and Sensibility (version 4)

By: Jane Austen

When Mr Henry Dashwood dies, with his estate entailed to his son and grandson, his wife and three daughters are left in reduced circumstances. In their new home at Barton Cottage, the two older sisters, Elinor and Marianne, experience both romance and heartache. Will they find true love? (Introduction by Karen Savage)...

Fiction, Romance

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Mansfield Park

By: Jane Austen

...ten A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Mansfield Park by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por... ... Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Mansfield Park by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable... ... for the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series,... ...the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim ... ...y The Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Mansfield Park (1814) by Jane Austen (1775-1817) CHAPTER I Abou... ... Pennsylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Jane Austen Mansfield Park (1814) by Jane Austen (1775-1817) CHAPTER I About thi... ...he was pre- paring for her ninth lying-in; and after bewailing the cir- 5 Jane Austen cumstance, and imploring their countenance as sponsors to the e... ...s pre- paring for her ninth lying-in; and after bewailing the cir- 5 Jane Austen cumstance, and imploring their countenance as sponsors to the expect... ...r con- sider ourselves engaged to secure to her hereafter, as cir- 7 Jane Austen cumstances may arise, the provision of a gentlewoman, if no such est...

Excerpt: About thirty years ago Miss Maria Ward, of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet?s lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income. All Huntingdon exclaimed on the greatness of the match, and her uncle, the lawyer, himself, allowed her to be at least three thousand pounds short of any equitable claim to it....

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Love and Freindship

By: Jane Austen

...Love and Freindship [sic] is a juvenile story by Jane Austen, dated 1790, when Austen was 14 years old. Love and Freindship (the misspelling is one of many in the story) is clearly a parody of romantic novels Austen read as a child. This is clear even from the subtitle, Dec...

Epistolary fiction, Humor, Satire, Romance, Teen/Young adult

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Love and Friendship and Other Early Works Also Spelled Love and Freindship a Collection of Juvenile Writings

By: Jane Austen

...orks also spelled LOVE AND FREINDSHIP A collection of juvenile writings by Jane Austen A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Love and F... ...also spelled LOVE AND FREINDSHIP A collection of juvenile writings by Jane Austen A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Love and Friend... ... Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication Love and Friendship by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Por... ... State Electronic Classics Series Publication Love and Friendship by Jane Austen is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable... ...the file as an electronic transmission, in any way. Love and Friendship by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series,... ...ile as an electronic transmission, in any way. Love and Friendship by Jane Austen, the Pennsylvania State University, Electronic Classics Series, Jim ... ...orks also spelled LOVE AND FREINDSHIP A collection of juvenile writings by Jane Austen LOVE AND FREINDSHIP T o Madame La Comtesse de Feuillide This no... ...also spelled LOVE AND FREINDSHIP A collection of juvenile writings by Jane Austen LOVE AND FREINDSHIP T o Madame La Comtesse de Feuillide This novel i... ... be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones.” 5 Jane Austen Surely that time is now at hand. You are this day 55. If a woman ma...

Excerpt: Deceived in Friendship and Betrayed in Love.? Letter the First From Isabel to Laura How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughter a regular detail of the Misfortunes and Adventures of your Life, have you said ?No, my friend never will I comply with your request till I may be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones.?...

Contents LOVE AND FREINDSHIP................................................. 4 AN UNFINISHED NOVEL IN LETTERS ................................................................................................................ 34 LESLEY CASTLE .......................................................................................................................... 35 THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND ................................................................................................... 61 A COLLECTION OF LETTERS ................................................................................................. 72 SCRAPS .......................................................................................................................................... 91 THE FEMALE PHILOSOPHER ................................................................................................. 92 THE FIRST ACT OF A COMEDY .............................................................................................. 93 A LETTER from a YOUNG LADY, whose feelings being too strong for her Judgement led her into the commission of Errors which her Heart dis...

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Emma (version 3)

By: Jane Austen

...Jane Austen famously described Emma Woodhouse, the title character of her 1815 novel, as a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like. Yet generations of readers have loved Emma, as much for her blunders as for her wit and...

Fiction, Romance, Literature

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Pride and Prejudice (version 5)

By: Jane Austen

...Pride and Prejudice, first published on 28 January 1813, is the most famous of Jane Austen's novels. It is one of the first romantic comedies in the history of the novel and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature —It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in po...

Romance, Literature, Fiction

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Watsons, The

By: Jane Austen

...This fragment of a novel was written by Jane Austen in 1804 and remained untitled and unpublished until her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh printed it in his A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1871. The title is from him. Mr Watson is a widowed clergyman with two sons and...

Literature, Fiction

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Persuasion

By: Jane Austen

...Anne Elliott, Jane Austen's only aging heroine, has devoted her life to caring for her financially irresponsible family. Just when she is growing content with her uneventful lifestyle, a long-lost flame re-enters the picture -- now as the ...

Romance

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Sense and Sensibility (dramatic reading)

By: Jane Austen

... the novel, Elinor and Marianne encounter the sense and sensibility of life and love. In this dramatic reading, volunteers lend their voices to bring Jane Austen's classic story to life. (Summary by Wikipedia and wildemoose)...

Fiction, Play, Romance

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Persuasion (version 3)

By: Jane Austen

...All the privilege I claim for my own sex ... is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone. In persuasion, her last novel, Austen explores the theme of postponed but enduring love, delayed by class boundaries and excessive pride. Anne Elliot, the story's aged (27 year old) heroine, suffers from a decision that was forced upon her several years ag...

Fiction, Romance

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Jane Austen

...o try to help her sister regain her equilibrium. Both learn what a broken heart can feel like and adjust in their own separate ways. Since this is an Austen novel and a romance, be assured that all comes right in the end. (Summary by Michelle Crandall)...

Romance

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Emma

By: Jane Austen

...Sherry reads Jane Austen’s sparkling comedy of manners with wit and vivacity, and brings the characters to life. Mr. Woodhouse worries and frets, Miss Bates chatters on, and Emma blithely manipulates and misunderstands her friends and fam...

Romance, Comedy, Satire

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Mansfield Park

By: Jane Austen

...Mansfield Park features Austen’s frailest and perhaps most scrupulous heroine, Fannie Price. As the eldest daughter in a poor family, Fannie is sent to rich relatives when she’s just old enough to fully appreciate the shame of her circumstances. Wit...

Romance, Satire

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Pride and Prejudice (version 3)

By: Jane Austen

...Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manuscr...

Fiction, Romance, Humor

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Lady Susan (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

...Jane Austen demonstrated her mastery of the epistolary novel genre in Lady Susan, which she wrote in 1795 but never published. Although the primary focus of this short novel is the selfish behavior of Lady Susan as she engage...

Epistolary fiction, Fiction, Literature

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Persuasion (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

Eight years ago, Anne Elliot fell in love with a poor but ambitious young naval officer, Frederick Wentworth. The Elliots were dissatisfied with Anne's choice, feeling he was not distinguished enough for their family, and her older friend and mentor, Lady Russell, acting in place of Anne's deceased mother, persuaded her to break off the match. Now 27 and considered a spinster, Anne re-encounters her former fiance, now a captain, as he courts her spirited young neighbour, Louisa Musgrove. The self-interested machinations of Anne's older sister Elizabeth, of Elizabeth's friend Mrs. Clay, and of Anne's father's heir, William Elliot, constitute an important subplot. (Summary from Wikipedia)....

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Emma (version 5)

By: Jane Austen

A cautionary tale about the evils of interference, matchmaking and good intentions turned awry, Emma is the study of a young woman raised without sufficient discipline or occupation. Handsome, clever and rich, Emma is the epitome of what a young woman should be in Regency England, except for the fact that her indulgent father and lack of a mother have left her spoiled and used to getting her own way. Emma's only true critic and voice of reason is Mr. Knightley, a gentleman whose opinion she values greatly. She delights in meddling in the romantic affairs of everyone around her, thinking celibacy is a privilege she alone can enjoy by virtue of her social standing. In the end, Emma is forced to acknowledge both her own lack of insight into the motives of others, and admit her need for a companion who can challenge her to become a better woman. (Summary by Moira Fogarty)...

Romance, Fiction

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Persuasion (version 5)

By: Jane Austen

Persuasion is a regency Cinderella-esque tale of a young woman, the beautiful Anne Elliot, who is persuaded from marrying the Naval officer of her heart. It is now almost nine years since she rejected him. Bonaparte has abdicated and England's sailors return home covered in glory. Fredrick Wentworth is now a rich and highly eligible sea captain and the two are curiously thrown together. Will their forgotten affection blossom anew? Or has the captain found another? (Summary by rlowalrus)...

Literature

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Mansfield Park (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

Miss Frances, the youngest Ward sister, married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a lieutenant of marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly. She could hardly have made a more untoward choice. Some years later, pregnant with her ninth child, Mrs. Price appeals to her family, namely to her eldest sister and her husband, Sir Thomas Bertram, for help with her over-large family. Sir Thomas provides assistance in helping his nephews into lines of work suitable to their education, and takes his eldest niece, Fanny Price, then ten years old, into his home to raise with his own children. It is Fanny's story we follow in Mansfield Park. (Summary by Karen Savage with text from Mansfield Park)...

Fiction, Romance

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Northanger Abbey (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey follows Catherine Morland and family friends Mr. and Mrs. Allen as they visit Bath, England. Seventeen year-old Catherine spends her time visiting newly-made friends, such as Isabella Thorpe, and going to balls. Catherine finds herself pursued by Isabella's brother John Thorpe (Catherine's brother James's friend from university), and by Henry Tilney. She also becomes friends with Eleanor Tilney, Henry's younger sister. Henry captivates her with his view on novels and his knowledge of history and the world. General Tilney (Henry and Eleanor's father) invites Catherine to visit their estate, Northanger Abbey, which, because she has been reading Ann Radcliffe's gothic novel The Mysteries of Udolpho, Catherine expects to be dark, ancient and full of fantastical mystery....

Romance, Fiction, Comedy

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Lady Susan

By: Jane Austen

...Jane Austen demonstrated her mastery of the epistolary novel genre in Lady Susan, which she wrote in 1795 but never published. Although the primary focus of this short novel is the selfish behavior of Lady Susan as she engage...

Epistolary fiction, Romance, Satire, Teen/Young adult, Humor

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Pride and Prejudice

By: Jane Austen

...Pride and Prejudice is the most famous of Jane Austen’s novels, and its opening is one of the most famous lines in English literature - “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” Its manusc...

Romance

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Pride and Prejudice (version 2)

By: Jane Austen

...Jane Austen’s classic novel chronicles the events in the lives of the Bennet family. Take a family with five unmarried daughters and a lack of wealth, throw in a new wealthy neighbor or two, plus a whole regiment of soldiers ...

Romance

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Mansfield Park

By: Jane Austen

...26 V 33 VI 39 VII 47 VIII 56 IX 62 X 72 XI 79 XII 85 XIII 90 XIV 97 XV 103 ii JANE AUSTEN XVI 112 XVII 118 XVIII 123 II 130 XIX 132 XX 141 XXI 147 XX... ...33 VI 39 VII 47 VIII 56 IX 62 X 72 XI 79 XII 85 XIII 90 XIV 97 XV 103 ii JANE AUSTEN XVI 112 XVII 118 XVIII 123 II 130 XIX 132 XX 141 XXI 147 XXII 15... ...ery imprudent marriage almost always produces. To save herself from useless 4 JANE AUSTEN remonstrance, Mrs. Price never wrote to her family on the s... ...mprudent marriage almost always produces. To save herself from useless 4 JANE AUSTEN remonstrance, Mrs. Price never wrote to her family on the subjec... ... dear sweet tempered boys in love with her. But breed her up with them from 6 JANE AUSTEN this time, and suppose her even to have the beauty of an an... ... sweet tempered boys in love with her. But breed her up with them from 6 JANE AUSTEN this time, and suppose her even to have the beauty of an angel, ... ...near Miss Lee, and not far from the girls, and close by the housemaids, who 8 JANE AUSTEN could either of them help dress her you know, and take care... ...Miss Lee, and not far from the girls, and close by the housemaids, who 8 JANE AUSTEN could either of them help dress her you know, and take care of h... ...ny, whether near or from her cousins, whether in the school room, the 12 JANE AUSTEN drawing room, or the shrubbery, was equally forlorn, finding some...

Excerpt: Chapter I; ABOUT thirty years ago, Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon, with only seven thousand pounds, had the good luck to captivate Sir Thomas Bertram, of Mansfield Park, in the county of Northampton, and to be thereby raised to the rank of a baronet?s lady, with all the comforts and consequences of an handsome house and large income. All Huntingdon exclaimed on the greatness of the match, and her uncle, the lawyer, himself, allowed her to be at least three thousand pounds short of any equitable claim to it. She had two sisters to be benefited by her elevation; and such of their acquaintance as thought Miss Ward and Miss Frances quite as handsome as Miss Maria, did not scruple to predict their marrying with almost equal advantage. But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them. Miss Ward, at the end of half a dozen years, found herself obliged to be attached to the Rev Mr. Norris, a friend of her brother-in-law, with scarcely any private fortune, and Miss Frances fared yet worse. Miss Ward?s match, indeed, when it came to the point, was not contemptible, Sir Th...

Table of Contents: I, 1 -- I, 3 -- II, 10 -- III, 18 -- IV, 26 -- V, 33 -- VI, 39 -- VII, 47 -- VIII, 56 -- IX, 62 -- X, 72 -- XI, 79 -- XII, 85 -- XIII, 90 -- XIV, 97 -- XV, 103...

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Persuasion (version 4)

By: Jane Austen

Several years before the events of the novel, Anne Elliott fell in love with a young and handsome but poor naval officer. She was persuaded by her friends and family to refuse him when he asked her to marry him. Now she meets him again......

Fiction, Romance

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Sense and Sensibility

By: Jane Austen

... Sense and Sensibility JANE AUSTEN 1811 DjVu Editions Copyright c 2002 by Global Language Resour...

Excerpt: Chapter 1; THE family of Dashwood had been long settled in Sussex. Their estate was large, and their residence was at Norland Park, in the centre of their property, where, for many generations, they had lived in so respectable a manner, as to engage the general good opinion of their surrounding acquaintance. The late owner of this estate was a single man, who lived to a very advanced age, and who for many years of his life, had a constant companion and housekeeper in his sister. But her death, which happened ten years before his own, produced a great alteration in his home; for to supply her loss, he invited and received into his house the family of his nephew Mr. Henry Dashwood, the legal inheritor of the Norland estate, and the person to whom he intended to bequeath it. In the society of his nephew and niece, and their children, the old Gentleman?s days were comfortably spent. His attachment to them all increased. The constant attention of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dashwood to his wishes, which proceeded not merely from interest, but from goodness of heart, gave him every degree of solid comfort which his age could receive; and ...

Table of Contents: I 1 -- Chapter 1, 3 -- Chapter 2, 6 -- Chapter 3, 10 -- Chapter 4, 13 -- Chapter 5, 17 -- Chapter 6, 19 -- Chapter 7, 22 -- Chapter 8, 24 -- Chapter 9, 27 -- Chapter 10, 31 -- Chapter 11, 35 -- Chapter 12, 38 -- Chapter 13, 42 -- Chapter 14, 47 -- Chapter 15, 50 -- Chapter 16, 55 -- Chapter 17, 60 -- Chapter 18, 64 -- Chapter 19, 67 -- Chapter 20, 73 -- Chapter 21, 78 -- Chapter 22, 84 -- II 91 -- Chapter 23, 93 -- Chapter 24, 97...

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