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DetailsA wonderfully entertaining tale revolving around two starkly different sisters . . . When their father dies, leaving his entire estate to his first wife's son, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, along with their youngest sister, and their mother, the second Mrs Dashwood, are left penniless and homeless. A kind and generous relative, however, offers them a small cottage to live in. As they all try to settle into their new lives, the wild and impulsive Marianne goes through a whirlwind romance with the gallant and impetuous John Willoughby, and the quiet, reserved Elinor develops an affection for Edward Ferrars, the brother-in-law of her half-brother, John Dashwood. But love is never easy . . . Caught in the trials and tribulations of love, the two sisters-one flamboyant and the other reticent-learn about love, happiness, and life as they try to grapple with their new circumstances. This is a moving story about the emotions and feelings of two young girls trying to find their way through life. ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Though the domain of Jane Austen's novels was as circumscribed asher life, her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equalof the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh childof the rector of Steventon, Hampshire, on December 16, 1775, shewas educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writingsketches and satires of popular novels for her familysentertainment. As a clergymans daughter from a well-connectedfamily, she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of themiddle class, the gentry, and the aristocracy. At twenty-one, shebegan a novel called "The First Impressions" an early version ofPride and Prejudice. In 1801, on her fathers retirement, the familymoved to the fashionable resort of Bath. Two years later she soldthe first version of Northanger Abby to a London publisher, but thefirst of her novels to appear was Sense and Sensibility, publishedat her own expense in 1811. It was followed by Pride and Prejudice(1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815). After her fatherdied in 1805, the family first moved to Southampton then to ChawtonCottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement, Jane Austenwas still in touch with a wider world, mainly through her brothers;one had become a very rich country gentleman, another a Londonbanker, and two were naval officers. Though her many novels werepublished anonymously, she had many early and devoted readers,among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816, indeclining health, Austen wrote Persuasion and revised NorthangerAbby, Her last work, Sandition, was left unfinished at her death onJuly 18, 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral.
SKU Code PRK B 2195 Weight in Kg 0.2500 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9788172344511 Author Name JANE AUSTEN Publisher Name FINGERPRINT