The Definitive Jane Austen

by Jane Austen

  • Category Anthology
  • Format Paperack
  • Imprint Rupa
  • Price 395
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4389-1
  2. Pages: 700 pages
  3. Date: December 2016


Jane Austen is one of the most celebrated authors of the Victorian Era. Her love stories, although largely formulaic, are made remarkable by the sharpness of her wit and humour. Through her works, readers are acquainted with the nuances of the social hierarchies and the ironies of their lifestyles. Hers are works fed by the intuitive observation of a clever mind that make the critique of the social arrangement quite impossible to ignore. Her deep understanding of the human nature makes her comments on human desires and tendencies relevant to this day.

The Definitive Jane Austen is divided into three parts. The first part contains two of her most famous works from her diaries (now referred to as Juvenilia), written prior to her career as a novelist. The second part contains two of Austen’s best known novels, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. The third part contains the letters of Austen to her friends and family. These letters allow readers to know Austen as a person and how she led her life. This collection provides a comprehensive collection that allows the reader a great way of understanding the world that Austen lived in.


Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England. Austen’s romance novels among the landed gentry also served as a social commentary. Her novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, are considered literary classics, bridging the gap between romance and realism.

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