- File Size: 5099 KB
- Print Length: 1924 pages
- Publisher: Bedford Park Books (February 6, 2010)
- Publication Date: February 6, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0037KN05C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,524 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Jane Austen: The Complete Collection (With Active Table of Contents) Kindle Edition
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For Austen fans, having this collection at their fingertips will be more than worth the tiny cost. Highly recommended.
Some readers of this review may wonder why I consider this worthy of criticism. I do because Austen (whose wonderful works rate 5+ stars) was a true wordsmith; she meant precisely what she wrote and the manner in which she wrote it. The words she chose to emphasize contribute to the way she intended her stories to be read and understood. Since she is not excessive in her use of italics, when she does so it is significant to the precise nuance or witticism she is trying to put across. That's why it IS a big deal. Without italics, something of Austen is lost. Reputable print editions all have them; why not all ebook versions? Why not THIS one?
Except for this defect the Bedford Park edition provides easy access to each title and to the chapters within each title. It provides the finished and unfinished novels plus a sampling of juvenilia.Read more ›
The collection includes Austen's most famous six novels, which explore love, societal demands, honor and independent thought -- a girl meddling in people's lives, two sisters with completely different romantic approaches, an "old maid" whose fiance returns to England, a poor relation whose moral standards are challenges, a hyper-romantic gothic-novel fan whose imagination runs amuck, and a slow-blooming love between a proud man and a prejudiced woman.
That's normally where people's acquaintance with Austen ends. But she actually wrote a number of other things -- a brilliantly manipulative widow who seduces, plots and schemes; her "History of England"; two unfinished novels, "The Watsons" and "Sanditon"; some letters; and some bits of her juvenalia, including some funny early spoofs and her "scraps."
This collection displays the range and depth of Austen's writing skill beautifully; though each story is very unique they're laced together by common themes. Her main novels are all love stories, tempered with some clever commentary on the society of Austen's day (example: entailment), and a biting, sharp-edged wit. But we also see her more openly comedic side ("Love and Freindship," a parody she wrote early on).Read more ›
First, there are her six completed novels, including the incomparable "Pride and Prejudice." Next are two novels she started but never completed: "The Watsons" and "Sanditon." The four surviving juvenile works include the surprisingly frank and sophisticated "Lady Susan." Finally, her surviving personal letters are presented here, providing unique insights into a short life and the fascinating person that was Miss Jane Austen.
This collection reveals Jane Austen to be a skilled writer with keen powers of observation married to a sense of humor, who worked hard to master her craft and who clearly succeeded. Her novels remain highly readable and absolutely entertaining. "Jane Austen: The Complete Collection" is very highly recommended to her fans.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the greatest writers ever and this collection is excellent value for the money.Published 4 days ago by random karma
Well, this is a no brainer,as I am very fond of Jane Austen's writing.Published 18 days ago by Carol Wilson
The movies are different from the books so read them and know both stories.Published 3 months ago by Barb
It's been a while since I actually read Jane Austen's novels, but she is my all time favorite. They are a priceless collection that I could read at least once every few years.Published 3 months ago by jules
Everything as expected. Jane Austen collection for Kindle. Makes for more comfortable bedtime reading of some of my most favorite novels!Published 3 months ago by Bacon with Love
Jane Austen's original writing was great but the Kindle version only rates one star. There are far too many grammar errors and omissions from Austen's writing -- is this a computer... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I just love Jane Austen. I have not read them all but the ones I have read I have really enjoyed. This book is a really good deal. Lots of stories one low price.Published 5 months ago by Carol M
The classics. Well worth reading again and again. Except Lady Susan, which I could never quite get into.Published 5 months ago by Bennetheclone
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