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Jane Austen: Seven Novels Hardcover – Deluxe Edition, January 1, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1435103191 ISBN-10: 143510319X Edition: COLLECTOR'S EDITION

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1220 pages
  • Publisher: Barnes and Noble; COLLECTOR'S EDITION edition (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143510319X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435103191
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,539 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jane Austen's delightful, carefully wrought novels of manners remain surprisingly relevant, nearly 200 years after they were first published. Her novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Emma, are those rare books that offer us a glimpse at the mores of a specific period while addressing the complexities of love, honour and responsibility that still intrigue us today.

More About the Author

Though the domain of Jane Austen's novels was as circumscribed as her life, her caustic wit and keen observation made her the equal of the greatest novelists in any language. Born the seventh child of the rector of Steventon, Hampshire, on December 16, 1775, she was educated mainly at home. At an early age she began writing sketches and satires of popular novels for her family's entertainment. As a clergyman's daughter from a well-connected family, she had an ample opportunity to study the habits of the middle class, the gentry, and the aristocracy. At twenty-one, she began a novel called "The First Impressions" an early version of Pride and Prejudice. In 1801, on her father's retirement, the family moved to the fashionable resort of Bath. Two years later she sold the first version of Northanger Abby to a London publisher, but the first of her novels to appear was Sense and Sensibility, published at her own expense in 1811. It was followed by Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1815). After her father died in 1805, the family first moved to Southampton then to Chawton Cottage in Hampshire. Despite this relative retirement, Jane Austen was still in touch with a wider world, mainly through her brothers; one had become a very rich country gentleman, another a London banker, and two were naval officers. Though her many novels were published anonymously, she had many early and devoted readers, among them the Prince Regent and Sir Walter Scott. In 1816, in declining health, Austen wrote Persuasion and revised Northanger Abby, Her last work, Sandition, was left unfinished at her death on July 18, 1817. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral. Austen's identity as an author was announced to the world posthumously by her brother Henry, who supervised the publication of Northanger Abby and Persuasion in 1818.

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I love Jane Austen's work.
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I think the book is lovely and really enjoy reading it,I'm glad I bought it.
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The binding is lovely, the book bound beautifully.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By J. Le on October 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book as soon as I saw it. It is beautiful. The page edges are painted gold. There is an attached gold ribbon. Unlike most hardcover books, the book was not glued to the center of the hardcover backing/binding. The book is held in place by the first and last page of the book. After 1.5 weeks of on and off reading, the book tore from the hardcover. Such a disappointment... The content is of course fantastic.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Zimminkie on July 27, 2009
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I am grateful to have this collective edition, which I later found at my local B&N for a little less than I paid for it on this site. However, it is beautifully bound and contains seven of Austen's novels, including the "big six." The only complaints I have are: 1) Re. the book itself--the print is a bit smaller than my poor middle-aged eyes are comfortable with. I definitely need reading glasses with this one. 2) The seller wrapped this relatively weighty and lovely book VERY POORLY...a book of this quality should be properly wrapped and prevented from moving and bumping around during shipping...as a result, one edge of the front cover is slightly bent (no big deal, it's just the principle of the matter) and upon opening, the book is slightly coming apart from its binding (fixable and not new to B&N special edition books). From this Amazon seller, the book came wrapped in an over-sized, thinly bubble-lined envelope. Don't recommend sending any books, much less any precious items of literature in this manner. Otherwise, I wish there were other/more publishers out there who would put together, in beautiful binding, classic authors' collective works, and make it affordable to the public. B&N currently has this market cornered.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By justme on December 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I love this book it gives the pleasure of being able to go back and revisit whichever novel i feel like rereading at the moment. It is very beautiful and very well made. The letters are a bit smaller than i would like but not too bad. I bought this on another popular auction site brand new for a very good price and it was packaged amazingly thus its condition when arrived was perfect.

The only con that i can see to this book is how heavy it is. It weighs about 4 pounds and its difficult to find a position in which it is comfortable to read. Ultimately some body part ends up in pain (neck,wrists,back). I am young so i thought id be able to handle it but no i can read about one hour intervals at a time. Also because of its size its not very practical to carry around to read in a spare moment.

I would definately recommend this book because i think its benefits definately out weigh everything else. Its affordable has stunning presentation and is from a wonderful author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kylady on July 18, 2011
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The print is extremely small but the cover and bookmark are very nice. However, after reading the first novel I noticed it was coming apart inside the front cover where it is not bound well. I had read other reviews prior to purchasing and when I started reading it I was very careful in holding the book so no stress would be put on the spine yet it still loosened. Overall I'm pleased with the book but it certainly could have been bound better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jannette B. Bailey on June 13, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I loved the hardbound format and of course the beautiful writing of Jane Austen - a must for any library
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mary Miller on March 12, 2011
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There is little need to review the actual novels of Jane Austen, they are great! What I can review is the quality of the actual book. The binding is lovely, the book bound beautifully. It reads well if a little cumbersome because of the size of the book. I am perfectly content with this purchase.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By adriana on March 21, 2014
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I couldn't be any happier with this book. Looks great, was still unwrapped and best of all I receive it only a few days after placing the order. Can't wait to start reading some ofy favorite stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Crystal on January 15, 2014
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I've always wanted to read the Jane Austen books and now I can read all of them to my heart's content. Very pleased with the book and it's quality
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