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The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen 9 Volume Hardback Set

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  • Page extent: 5608 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 18 kg

9 Hardback books

 (ISBN-13: 9780521868402)

The first modern, fully annotated edition of the works of Jane Austen is now published complete in nine volumes. Six volumes on the published novels - Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion - are accompanied by two devoted to Austen's manuscripts, her brilliant juvenile writing, and the unpublished work of her adulthood. Each is edited by leading Austen scholars, and includes comprehensive information on the circumstances of the creation and publication of the work concerned, and its critical reception, together with textual and explanatory notes. To complete the set Jane Austen in Context offers a wide range of essays illuminating Austen's life, work and times. Together these volumes complete the picture - as far as we now have it - of the work of one of the greatest, as well as best-loved, British novelists.

• A scholarly textual edition of Austen's complete published and unpublished works • Each volume features the most reliable texts, copious notes and informative introductions • The set includes Jane Austen in Context, a collection of essays to accompany the edition

Contents

Juvenilia edited by Peter Sabor; Northanger Abbey edited by Barbara Benedict and Deirdre Le Faye; Sense and Sensibility edited by Edward Copeland; Pride and Prejudice edited by John Wiltshire; Emma edited by Richard Cronin and Dorothy McMillan; Persuasion edited by Janet Todd and Antje Blank; Later manuscripts edited by Janet Todd and Linda Bree; Jane Austen in Context edited by Janet Todd.

Reviews

'The excellent Cambridge edition looks … certain to be the standard critical edition of all Austen's works.' Simon Jarvis, The Times Literary Supplement

'The Cambridge Edition justifies its claim to be 'the first ever scholarly edition of the works of Jane Austen', and is a fine tribute to her for the twenty-first century.' Jane Austen Society

''Well! This is brilliant indeed! - This is admirable! - Excellently contrived upon my word. Nothing wanting. Could not have imagined it.' Miss Bates at the ball at the Crown Inn might have been welcoming The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen.' Jane Austen Society Newsletter

'The introduction to the Cambridge text is much more substantial than one would expect to find in a paperback edition.' Michael Wheeler, Winchester

'… the Cambridge editions are exemplary in their accurate and succinct coverage of such matters as the circumstances of composition, publication, contemporary reception …' J. A. Downie, Goldsmiths' College, University of London

'The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen performs an admirable service for readers - and particularly scholars - of Austen. It is a service that will no doubt last for generations to come. The two volumes under review are especially welcome ones in providing texts that will no doubt encourage more informed (and historically and textually accurate) interpretations of this monumental author.' Devoney Looser, University of Missouri

'… an excellent resource for the Austen reader as it collates information from a vast range of sources - letters, historical texts, secondary criticism and other editions. … This volume is exemplary …' Claire Grogan, Bishop's University, Canada

'… the advantages of this new edition are obvious … Roger's Introduction takes on the task (by no means easy) of providing as comprehensive an account as possible in a limited space of the novel's inception, its immediate context and its reception, from publication in 1813 to present day. This he achieves in both densely informative and entertaining style. … The Notes to this edition of Pride and Prejudice are the most comprehensive available, providing many details to make the world of the novel more comprehensible to the modern reader. … This edition is a handsome volume with much important information for both scholars and students. It will almost certainly become an indispensable resource, a standard text for reference in scholarly work.' Gillian Skinner, St Chad's College, Durham University

'… an essential acquisition for academic libraries, and anyone with a serious interest in Austen … Here are the complete works of Austen, rendered with razor-sharp clarity for a modern audience. The introductions, notes, and additional materials make each volume exceptionally useful to readers.' Duncan Wu, Notes and Queries

Contributors

Peter Sabor, Barbara Benedict, Deirdre Le Faye, Edward Copeland, John Wiltshire, Richard Cronin, Dorothy McMillan, Janet Todd, Antje Blank, Linda Bree

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