Sanditon, Lady Susan, & The History of England: The Juvenilia and Shorter Works of Jane Austen (Macmillan Collector's Library) (English Edition) Kindle电子书
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Frederic and Elfrida
Jack and Alice
Edgar and Emma
Henry and Eliza
Love and Freindship
The History of England
The Three Sisters
Catharine, or The Bower
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- 出版社 : Macmillan Collector's Library (2016年7月14日)
- ASIN : B019EBZAOG
- > ISBN : 1909621684
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When I heard Katy on Books and Things on booktube raving about this edition I decided to reread the stories included in the book: Sandition-unfinished at her death in 1817 it tells of romance and class in a newly developed English seaside resort; I saw it recently in a BBC production on Masterpiece Theatre. Other stories include the farcical short tales: Fredric and Elfrida; Jack and Alice. Edgar and Emma'; Henry and Eliza and The Three Sisters (in which three sisters seek to marry the same old and dull man!). Lady Susan tells the story of a woman who is a seducer of young men though recently widowed. Susan even seeks to take a suitor away from her daughter! The Watson is the story of a Surrey family.
These fragments and short tales are humorous and one can see budding the flower of genius that Jane Austen displays to all her readers in her novels! A gem of a book!
This collection of Jane Austen's less-known works includes an intro explaining the editors' choices, then gives the stories in as close to chronological order as possible. The "Juveilia" read like a kid sister's first efforts, complete with comical exaggerations. I join the probably-large number of people who wish that Ms. Austen had been able to finish "The Watsons," & click my tongue disapprovingly at "Lady
Susan" even while I remember the conditions she thought made her behavior necessary.
Next to actually going to a public library, I think this edition is a good investment for those on a budget who want a book they can keep for a while.
1) You cannot beat the price for what you are getting.
2) Book binding is sturdy and not cheap.
3) Pages are gold leafed.
4) Ribbon book mark is a lovely feature.
5) Illustrations by Hugh Thomson are delightful. Sandition doesn't have any though.