Jane Austen's Novels
A set of Jane Austen's completed novels. Austen is famous for her frank discussion of class relationships and romantic entanglements. Her books exist in the meeting of these two things, and their action belongs to the strange misconceptions and misunderstandings that happen when romance blooms under such circumstances.
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created April 17, 2017
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|Cover||Title||Year Published||Type||Main Characters||Short Summary|
|Sense and Sensibility||1811||Novel||Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, Edward Ferrars, John Willoughby, Colonel Brandon||The Dashwood sisters couldn't be more different. When sensible Elinor and romantic Marianne are forced from their home, they suddenly find themselves at the center of several amorous entanglements.|
|Pride and Prejudice||1813||Novel||Fitzwilliam Darcy, Elizabeth and Jane Bennet, Charles Bingley, George Wickham||The Bennet sisters face pressure from their mother to find husbands of means. Despite early attachments, family connections and class differences create turmoil that can only be resolved by overcoming preconceptions.|
|Mansfield Park||1814||Novel||Fanny Price, Edmund Bertram, Henry and Mary Crawford||Fanny, sent to live with her aunt and uncle at age 10, finds comfort in the friendship of her cousin, Edmund. As she grows she is mistreated by a second aunt who lives nearby. When the Crawford siblings come to visit, romance ensues, followed by proposals, refusals, and finally, matrimonial bliss.|
|Emma||1815||Novel||Emma Woodhouse, George Knightly, Frank Churchill, Jane Fairfax, Harriet Smith||Emma, a would-be matchmaker, attempts to pair up her friends and acquaintances with less than perfect results.|
|Northanger Abbey||1817||Novel||Catherine Morland, Henry Tilney, John Thorpe, Isabella Thorpe||Catherine, a young woman who sees the world through the eyes of her Gothic novels, navigates the much more real world of romance and treachery.|
|Persuasion||1817||Novel||Anne Elliot, Sir Walter Elliot, Captain Frederick Wentworth||After a broken engagement, Anne Elliot must navigate the fields of economic distress, romantic entanglements, and reuniting with a lost love.|
|Lady Susan||1871||Epistolary Novel||Lady Susan Vernon, Reginald De Courcy, Frederica Vernon, Catherine Vernon||Susan Vernon, an "accomplished coquette," works her wiles on the men in her company. At the same time, she tries to marry her daughter to a wealthy man she does not like.|