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This collection brings together Jane Austen’s earliest experiments in the art of fiction and novels that she left incomplete at the time of her premature death in 1817. Her fragmentary juvenilia show Austen developing her own sense of narrative form whilst parodying popular kinds of fiction of her day. Lady Susan is a wickedly funny epistolary novel about a captivating but unscrupulous widow seeking to snare husbands for her daughter and herself. The Watsons explores themes of family relationships, the marriage market, and attitudes to rank, which became the hallmarks of her major novels. In Sanditon, Austen exercises her acute powers of social observation in the setting of a newly fashionable seaside resort. These novels are here joined by shorter fictions that survive in Austen’s manuscripts, including critically acclaimed works like CatharineLove and Freindship [sic], and The History of England.

This edition includes:
Frederic and Elfrida
Jack and Alice
Edgar and Emma
Henry and Eliza
Love and Freindship
A History of England
The Three Sisters
Lesley Castle
Evelyn
Catharine, or the Bower
Lady Susan
The Watsons
Sanditon

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