Best Jane Austen ~ Book Covers images in | Books, Cover books, Jane austen booksThe rising, literate middle class, were using some of their new disposable income to buy books at railway stations. Thus, this publisher felt that Lydia Bennet flirting with soldiers in Brighton was a representative illustration of Pride and Prejudice! The cover here is simple and pretty, with hand-drawn lettering, an illustration of a Regency lady and gentleman, and decorative scrollwork. Her bow tie and nipped-waist jacket have nothing in common with Regency fashion; like many mid-century covers, the illustrators evoked more of the contemporary period than the historical one. The cover of this paperback works fine as a generic Regency-era illustration, but not so well when applied to Northanger Abbey.
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Jane Austen was 35 when her first published novel appeared and had less than six years left to live. The youngest of seven children of a Hampshire clergy-man, George Austen, she wrote stories and poems from her childhood on and read them aloud to her family, who enjoyed them, as well as plays that the family acted out. The anarchic, boisterous humour of some of the early work has been compared to Monty Python. According to her sister Cassandra, Jane had written the first version of a novel she called Elinor and Marianne by and she began First Impressions later Pride and Prejudice in October that year. Late in her father offered it to a London publisher, who sent it straight back by return post without bothering to read it. She drastically altered Elinor and Marianne in
2 Pride and Prejudice, Chapman and Hall Select Library of Fiction (1872)
Published by Egerton Seller Rating:. About this Item: Egerton, Second edition. Contemporary brown half calf over marbled boards. Spines in compartments separated by gilt rules, black morocco labels lettered in gilt. Page edges uncut and text block unpressed.
Sense and Sensibility is a novel by Jane Austen , published in It was published anonymously; By A Lady appears on the title page where the author's name might have been. They have an older half-brother, John, and a younger sister, Margaret, The novel follows the three Dashwood sisters as they must move with their widowed mother from the estate on which they grew up, Norland Park. Because Norland is passed down to John, the product of Mr. Dashwood's first marriage, and his young son, the four Dashwood women need to look for a new home.