Publicada originalmente en 1818, La abadía de Northanger narra la historia de Catherine Morland, una joven ingenua y aficionada a la lectura de novelas góticas. Invitada por los Tilney, que erróneamente la consideran una rica heredera, a pasar una temporada en su casa de campo, se dedicará a investigar tortuosos e imaginarios secretos de familia. Pero cuando finalmente todo se aclare y comprenda que la vida no es una novela, la inocente Catherine pondrá los pies en la tierra y encauzará su futuro según dictan las normas morales y sociales. Esta es quizá la novela más irónica y divertida de Jane Austen, maestra inigualable en la recreación de retablos sociales con hondo perfil humano.
From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including: -Explanations of historical context-Citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings-Definitions and clarifications-Literary comments and analysis-Maps of places in the novel-An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events-Nearly 200 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating information about everything from the social status of spinsters and illegitimate children to the shopping habits of fashionable ladies to English attitudes toward gypsies, David M. Shapard's Annotated Emma brings Austen's world into richer focus.
From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 1,200 annotations on facing pages, including: -Explanations of historical context-Citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings-Definitions and clarifications-Literary comments and analysis-Maps of places in the novel-An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events-225 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating details about the characters' clothing, furniture, and carriages, and illuminating background information on everything from the vogue for all things medieval to the opportunities for socializing in the popular resort town of Bath, David M. Shapard's Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen's world into richer focus.
From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Persuasion that makes the beloved novel an even more satisfying and fulfilling read. Here is the complete text of Persuasion with hundreds of annotations on facing pages, including: Explanations of historical context Citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings Definitions and clarifications Literary comments and analysis Plentiful maps and illustrations An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events Packed with all kinds of illuminating information--from what Bath and Lyme looked like at the time to how "bathing machines" at seaside resorts were used to how Wentworth could have made a fortune from the Napoleonic Wars--David M. Shapard's delightfully entertaining edition brings Austen's novel of second chances vividly to life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
This volume presents the complete text of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, along with more than 2,300 annotations providing information on Austen's life and the society of the time. Shapard discusses the structure of the novel in his introduction, and the volume includes a chronology of events, and maps showing places mentioned in the novel. Shapard holds a Ph.D. in European history from the U. of California, Berkeley. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 11-12 at http://www.corestandards.org.]
From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility that makes this tale of two sisters in love an even more enjoyable read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,000 annotations on facing pages, including: -Explanations of historical context-Citations from Austen's life, letters, and other writings-Definitions and clarifications-Literary comments and analysis-Multiple maps of England and London-An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events-More than 100 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating information about everything from the rules of inheritance that could leave a wealthy man's daughters almost penniless to the fashionable cult of sensibility that Austen so brilliantly satirizes, David M. Shapard's Annotated Sense and Sensibility is an entertaining and edifying delight.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Now in Penguin Classics-a treasure trove of Jane Austen's novels View our Austen-mania feature page here. Few novelists have conveyed the subtleties and nuances of their own social milieu with the wit and insight of Jane Austen. Here in one volume are her seven great novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and Lady Susan. Through her vivacious and spirited heroines and their circle, Austen vividly portrays English middle-class life as the eighteenth century came to a close and the nineteenth century began. Each of the novels is a love story and a story about marriage--marriage for love, for financial security, for social status. But they are not romances; ironic, comic, and wise, they are masterly evocations of the society Jane Austen observed. This beautiful volume covers the literary career of one of England's finest prose stylists of any century. A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious packaging Features the definitive Penguin Classics texts recommended by the Jane Austen Society New introduction by bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club Karen Joy Fowler Watch a Video featuring The Complete Novels
Includes Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
The timeless romance starring one of Jane Austen's most unforgettable characters Emma Woodhouse is a privileged young woman whose greatest pleasure in life lies in matchmaking for anyone but herself. Written, by Austen's own admission, as "a heroine whom no one but myself will much like," Emma's charm and wit exist in constant tension with her capacity for selfishness and vanity. Despite her intelligence, Emma stumbles from one catastrophe to the next--from a misguided attempt at securing a husband for her friend Harriet Smith to her disastrous meddling in the affairs of new arrivals Frank Churchill and Jane Fairfax--before ultimately falling into her own unexpected happy ending. Both a discerning look at the strictures of Regency England and an enchanting comedy of errors, Emma remains a classic two centuries since it was first published.
Emma, an upper-class woman in regency England, fancies herself a matchmaker, but her proposed pairings tend to work out better in her head than they do in real life. Her meddling almost costs her all her friends, and her and all her friends their happiness, forcing her to scramble to make things right.Laced with Austen's trademark wit, and inventive consideration of the state of women in the period, Emma is a classic novel of manners. It has been the subject of many big- and small-screen adaptations, including the much beloved modern take Clueless.Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
Emma has long played matchmaker for her friends and believes her own heart immune from the lures of love. This is a fascinating, hilarious coming-of-age tale of one woman seeking her true nature and finding true love in the process.
Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knightley won the literary world's heart 200 years ago when Jane Austen first penned the story of their friendship-turned-love.Emma is the young, rich, beautiful heroine with too much time on her hands and an overactive imagination; Mr. Knightley is her long-suffering friend who is always trying to steer her in the right direction. Their love story is one of deep, dedicated affection blooming into passion.But what about all of that sexual tension that crackles in the subtext? In this Wild and Wanton edition of Austen's classic, Emma and Mr. Knightley burn up the pages as they give in to their baser natures. Discover the sexy scenes that readers of Emma have been imagining between Austen's lines since 1815.Sensuality Level: Hot
The Third Norton Critical Edition of Jane Austen's popular comedic novel is based on the 1816 first edition text, which has been carefully collated by the editor. "Backgrounds" includes an abundance of source material that sheds light on Austen's life and reveals some of her private attitudes toward her writing. Readers will enjoy comparing real events in Austen's life with her fictionalized accounts in Emma. Included is a selection of Austen's letters to her sister, Cassandra; an excerpt from The Watsons (a novel fragment) describing that most Austenian of social events, a country ball; Virginia Woolf 's commentary on The Watsons; and two biographical sketches by family members. The editor has also included Austen's "Plan of a Novel" and relevant correspondence between Austen and J. S. Clark (chaplain to the Prince Regent). "Reviews and Criticism" includes sixteen wide-ranging assessments of the novel, three of them new to the Norton Critical Edition. Sir Walter Scott, George Henry Lewes, Henry James, A. C. Bradley, Reginald Farrer, E. M. Forster, A. Walton Litz, Robert Alan Donovan, Marilyn Butler, Mary Poovey, Claudia L. Johnson, Ian Watt, Maggie Lane, Suzanne Juhasz, and John Wiltshire provide critical overviews. The selection culminates with Suzanne Ferriss's account of the recent popular film versions of Emma. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included. ABOUT THE SERIES: Each Norton Critical Edition includes an authoritative text, contextual and source materials, and a wide range of interpretations -from contemporary perspectives to the most current critical theory-as well as a bibliography and, in many cases, a chronology of the author's life and work. COVER ILLUSTRATION: The Cloakroom, Clifton Assemblyrooms (1817-18), painting by R. Sharpies, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, UK/Bridgeman Art Library. AUTHOR'S PORTRAIT: Watercolor sketch of Jane Austen by Cassandra Austen. By courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London. Taken from the bookjacket
What better place than pale England to hide a secret society of gentlemen vampires? In this hilarious retelling of Jane Austen's Emma, screenwriter Wayne Josephson casts Mr. Knightley as one of the most handsome and noble of the gentlemen village vampires. Blithely unaware of their presence, Emma, who imagines she has a special gift for matchmaking, attempts to arrange the affairs of her social circle with delightfully disastrous results. But when her dear friend Harriet Smith declares her love for Mr. Knightley, Emma realizes she's the one who wants to stay up all night with him. Fortunately, Mr. Knightley has been hiding a secret deep within his unbeating heart-his (literal) undying love for her... A brilliant mash-up of Jane Austen and the undead.
In the introduction to this edition of Austen's celebrated novel, Justice (English, U. of Missouri-Columbia) discusses major questions and themes brought up by the novel, touching on Austen's narrative technique, Austen and social class, gender relations during the period, and satire in Emma. The novel itself includes notes. The second part of the book is a collection of correspondence by Austen and her contemporaries, as well as essays on Emma by Austen and other authors from her time period and later, by writers such as Charlotte Bronte and Virginia Woolf. There is background on the customs of the period, and the complete text of the two poems referred to in the novel is provided. The book's final section offers contemporary 20th century criticism from the past 50 years, delving into topics such as sex and social life in Austen's novels, and Emma as subversive of the slave trade. A detailed chronology of Austen's life is included. The author has written other books on 18th-century literature. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Jane Austen's stories of clever women, elusive love, and social mores have struck a chord with millions of fans who consider her work compelling, heartwarming, and essential. Adapted time and time again for screen and stage, these enduring classics remain as enjoyable as ever.This revised edition collects Austen's acclaimed novels Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. New readers will be enchanted by these brilliant stories, while readers familiar with Austen's genius will enjoy the introduction from an acclaimed Austen scholar that provides background and context for the works they've always loved.
Jane Austen left an indelible mark on the world of literature. Her novels set a benchmark for her era and have entranced readers ever since. In Jane Austen on Love and Romance, Constance Moore proves how well Austen understood the human heart and why her work, filled with genuine emotion and wit, has continued to touch romantics. So, if you want to live happily ever after with a dashing man who owns half of Derbyshire, then arm yourself with this Austen-tatious guide to flirting, courtship, and true love.
Beautiful, flirtatious, and recently widowed, Lady Susan Vernon seeks an advantageous second marriage for herself, while attempting to push her daughter into a dismal match. A magnificently crafted novel of Regency manners and mores that will delight Austen enthusiasts with its wit and elegant expression.
The intelligent and beautiful, yet manipulative Lady Susan Vernon, recently widowed, strives for nothing more than to obtain financial security for both herself and her unruly, yet shy daughter Frederica.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Introduction by Peter ConradFrom the Hardcover edition.
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