Lady Susan, the Watsons, Sanditon by Jane Austen (Paperback, 1974)

Lady Susan, the Watsons, Sanditon by Jane Austen (Paperback, 1974) Collecting three lesser-known works by one of the nineteenth century's greatest authors Jane Austen's Lady Susan The Watsons and Sanditon is edited with an introduction by Margaret Drabble in Penguin ClassicsThese three short works show Austen experimenting with a variety of different literary styles from melodrama to satire and exploring a range of social classes and settings The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette toying with the affections of several men In contrast The Watsons is a delightful fragment whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities limited by poverty and pride Written in the last months of Austen's life the uncompleted novel Sanditon set in a newly established seaside resort offers a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators and shows an author contemplating a the great social upheavals of the Industrial Revolution with a mixture of scepticism and amusementMargaret Drabble's introduction examines these three works in the context of Jane Austen's major novels and her life and discusses the social background of her fiction This edition features a new chronologyJane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers Austen began writing at a young age embarking on what is possibly her best-known work Pride and Prejudice at the age of 22 She was also the author of Sense and Sensibility Persuasion Northanger Abbey and Mansfield ParkIf you enjoyed Lady Susan The Watsons and Sanditon you may like Charlotte Bronte's Tales of Angria also available in Penguin Classics'In Sanditon she exploits her greatest gifts her management of dialogue and her skill with monologue The book feels open and modern as vigorous and inventive as her earlier work'Carol Shields
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