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Read online Emma by Jane Austen - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Emma by Jane Austen - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection) Emma is a comic novel by Jane Austen first published in December about the perils of misconstrued romance The main character Emma Woodhouse is described in the opening paragraph as handsome clever and rich but is also rather spoiled Prior to starting the novel Austen wrote I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like .

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Emma by Jane Austen - Full Version (Annotated) (Literary Classics Collection)
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Twenty seven year old Anne Elliot is Austen s most adult heroine Eight years before the story proper begins she is happily betrothed to a naval officer Frederick Wentworth but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long lasting regret When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain he finds Anne s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall the Elliot estate All the tension of the novel revolves around one question Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love br br Jane Austen once compared her writing to painting on a little bit of ivory inches square Readers of i Persuasion i will discover that neither her skill for delicate ironic observations on social custom love and marriage nor her ability to apply a sharp focus lens to English manners and morals has deserted her in her final finished work, div 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 div, Northanger Abbey depicts the misadventures of Catherine Morland young ingenuous and mettlesome and an indefatigable reader of gothic novels Their romantic excess and dark overstatement feed her imagination as tyrannical fathers and diabolical villains work their evil on forlorn heroines in isolated settings What could be more remote from the uneventful securities of life in the midland counties of England Yet as Austen brilliantly contrasts fiction with reality ordinary life takes a more sinister turn and edginess and circumspection are reaffirmed alongside comedy and literary burlesque br Also including Austen s other short fictions Lady Susan The Watsons and Sanditon this valuable new edition shows her to be as innovative at the start of her career as at its close, a href https www goodreads com book show lady susan the watsons sanditon rel nofollow alternate cover edition a br br i She has poured forth her tender tale of love in vain and exposed herself forever to the contempt of the whole world i br br These 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 i Lady Susan i depicts an unscrupulous coquette toying with the affections of several men In contrast i The Watsons i is a delightful fragment whose spirited heroine Emma Watson finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride Written in the last months of Austen s life the uncompleted novel i Sanditon i is set in a newly established seaside resort with a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators and shows the author contemplating a changing society with a mixture of scepticism and amusement br br Margaret 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 chronology br br In it i Sanditon i 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