Jane Austen (1775—1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. This collection assembles all of her classics, as well as a... [click here for more]
A story of Victorian romance, it tells the tale of five sisters and their attempts to woo the rich young bachelors that have moved into their neighbourhood. The story moves along quickly as the sisters find themselves falling in love with men they did not expect and as promises of marriage are denied and accepted for other favours and promises made to the young sisters by family and their potential... [click here for more]
A fascinating collection of first-hand accounts of life in the time of Jane Austen (1775-1817), showing how social standing and etiquette were prime considerations of the period, and revealing the stark contrast between "upstairs" and "downstairs" and the lives of men and women.
With extracts from Jane Austen's novels, letters, biographies, memoirs and newspapers, including previously... [click here for more]