In the early nineteenth century, while Napoleon was transforming Europe, the daughter of a rural English clergyman was quietly transforming literature. Few novelists were as far ahead of their time as Jane Austen was of hers. This volume collects her three best and most important works of fiction.Sense and Sensibility, Austen's first major novel, is the story of two sisterIn the early nineteenth century, while Napoleon was transforming Europe, the daughter of a rural English clergyman was quietly transforming literature. Few novelists were as far ahead of their time as Jane Austen was of hers. This volume collects her three best and most important works of fiction.Sense and Sensibility, Austen's first major novel, is the story of two sisters of opposing temperaments. Its central theme is the way these sisters are affected by the distances and secrets that separate them from the men they love. Elinor, practical and conventional, is the epitome of sense; Marianne, emotional and sentimental, is the essence of sensibility. Their mutual sufferings bring the sisters to an understanding of each other; and love triumphs when sense gives way to sensibility and sensibility gives way to sense.The romantic clash of two opinionated young people, Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, provides the dramatic tension in Pride and Prejudice. The novel captures all the class consciousness of eighteenth-century English family life. The dialogue sparkles as it skewers the mores of the period. Yet these characters also transcend time and place.Emma represents the genius of Jane Austen in its full maturity. The story centers on Emma Woodhouse, a supremely confident young woman determined to arrange her own life and the lives of those around her in a pattern dictated by her romantic fantasies. Austen declared Emma a heroine "no one but myself will much like," but generations of readers have profoundly disagreed with her.About the Author:Jane Austen was born at Steventon Parsonage, Hampshire, England on December16, 1775, the seventh of eight children. She was educated by her father and began writing parodies and sketches for the amusement of her family. She published four novels in her lifetime: Sense and Sensibility in 1811, Pride and Prejudice in 1813, Mansfield Park in 1814, and Emma in 1816. Two more novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published after her death in 1817....
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Three Classic Novels: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma Reviews
I only read Pride and Prejudice in this volume.Fluffy, lightweight story of the romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy. Sparkling dialog and expertly paced. Darcy is a magnificently flawed character, but none of the other characters really registered with me. This is Elizabeth's story and for all the trials she went through, I never really got a good sense of who she was. The other characters are just window dressing. Maybe I expected too much from this book. It HAS survived for more than 200 years, never going out of print. I understand and appreciate it's place in literary history; it's just not for me.The adequate intro to this volume claims that Pride and Prejudice has been likened to Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, which sums up my feelings about this book.But I can now check this one (and Austen) off my TBR.
I began with Pride and Prejudice. After watching the movies, I wanted to read the book. Both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy were just as I imagined. Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice could never be filmed in its entirety--there's just too much to fill in. I imagine Austen's stories would have been enjoyed in her day as much as we enjoy watching TV and DVDs today.I'll get to the other novels sometime in the future.
Ummmmm, sublime. Struggled through this as a teenager, read it again in a Novels class at USU years ago and enjoyed the banter in class, but really, really loved the writing this time. My sister and I saw a stage production this summer at the Utah Shakespeare Festival -- amazing! Enjoy!!
Read Pride and Prejudice; began Emma
hated it. couldn't finish.
Reading all three novels in one book was a bit cumbersome. However, I truely enjoyed the books themselves.
Cumbersome to read, both in girth and language, but brilliant.