WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY FRANCESCA SEGAL
The Vintage Classics Austen series is designed by the writer and illustrator Leanne Shapton and introduced by some of our finest contemporary writers and Austen fans: Alexander McCall Smith, Lynne Truss, Amanda Vickery, Francesca Segal, P.D. James and Andrew Motion.
'Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire' J. K. Rowling
Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Each must learn from the other after they are they are forced by their father's death to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society. The charms of unsuitable men and the schemes of rival ladies mean that their paths to success are thwart with disappointment but together they attempt to find a way to happiness.
Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire
Jane Austen is my favourite author
The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise.... Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete
The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste
I am a great admirer of Jane Austen
Miss Austen author Gill Hornby on how fear of contagion informed the manners and mores of the Regency.
English darling of literature Jane Austen is best known for her novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma. Her incredible writing is known for its humour, realism and irony and has been adored by readers around the globe since her untimely death aged 41 in 1887. Here are ten Austen quotes that capture her perfectly.