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Welcome to the Masters of Prose book series, a selection of the best works by noteworthy authors.Literary critic August Nemo selects the most important writings of each author. A selection based on the author's novels, short stories, letters, essays and biographical texts. Thus providing the reader with an overview of the author's life and work.This edition is dedicated to the English writer Jane Austen, novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.This book contains the following writings:Novels: Pride And Prejudice; Sense and Sensibility; Mansfield Park; Emma; Lady Susan; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion.Short stories: The History of England; Love and Friendship.Biographical: Memoir of Jane Austen, by James Edward Austen-Leigh.If you appreciate good literature, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!