Jane Austen Large Print Editions

'Always resignation and acceptance. Always prudence and honour and duty. Elinor, where is your heart?'

 

Upon the death of their father, the Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves in reduced circumstances and subject to the rules and restrictions of class and social situation as they seek to find their place in the world and the men worthy of their hearts.

 

Jane Austen’s classic comedy of manners remains as fresh and vibrant today as the day it was written and continues to gather new admirers.

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’

 

Blessed with five daughters, Mr and Mrs Bennet face the task of finding good husbands for each of their girls, a task made more difficult by the fiery relationship between independently-minded daughter Elizabeth and her wealthy would-be suitor, the cool and aristocratic Mr Darcy.

 

One of the most famous and best-loved novels of all time, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice remains as captivating as ever.

‘Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.’

 

Snubbed by all in her family except for her cousin Edmund impoverished Fanny Price begins a long journey to acceptance among her wealthy but shallow relatives, and struggles to retain her principles on the way.

 

Jane Austen’s classic novel is her most controversial  work and continues to gather new admirers.

‘There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.’

 

After taking credit for her friend‘s wedding, Emma Woodhouse sets her sights on more matchmaking, oblivious to the damage her efforts cause. She also finds herself wondering for the first time about her own marital status.

 

Emma ia a classic novel and contains all of Jane Austen’s trademark wit and humour.

'The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.' 

 

Catherine Morland leaves her rural home to enter the sophisticated world of Bath in the late 1790s, where she observes the ebbs and flows of society in the city.

 

Jane Austen’s classic novel was her her first completed novel, though it was heavily revised by her several times before finally being published posthumously.

'You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.' 

 

Suffering financial difficulties, Anne Elliot’s father moves their family from their family home to Bath where his three daughters must find appropriate marriages, but for second daughter, Anne, an appropriate marriage must also be for love.

 

Jane Austen’s classic novel was her final completed work and continues to gather new admirers. 

Every author has projects which, for any number of reasons, are never completed.

 

Jane Austen started work on these two novels, Sanditon and The Watsons, but completed neither.

 

This book contains the chapters of these two novels which Austen wrote, and offers a fascinating look at these incomplete novels by this much-loved author. 

'My dear Alicia, of what a mistake were you guilty in marrying a man of his age! Just old enough to be formal, ungovernable, and to have the gout; too old to be agreeable, too young to die.' 

 

Written by Jane Austen in the mid 1790s, Lady Susan is a short epistolary novel, and is a fascinating addition to Austen’s body of work.