Very short introductions volume 694
Jane Austen wrote six of the best-loved novels in the English language, as well as a smaller corpus of works unpublished in her day, including three volumes of witty, non-realist juvenilia and the innovative, unfinished, Sanditon. She pioneered new techniques for representing voices, minds, and hearts in narrative prose, and was a penetrating satirist of social tensions and trends. Yet Austen struggled for many years to break into print, and even...
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xiv, 168 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." So runs one of the most famous opening lines in English literature. Setting the scene in 'Pride and Prejudice', it deftly introduces the novel's core themes of marriage, money, and social convention, themes that continue to resonate with readers over 200 years later. Jane Austen wrote six of the best-loved novels in the English language,...