Jane Austen (1775?1817) was an English novelist whose work centred on social commentary and realism. Her works of romantic fiction are set among the landed gentry, and she is one of the most widely read writers in English literature.
HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics. Oh! Mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner in reading to us last night! I felt for my sister most severely. Yet she bore it with so much composure, she seemed scarc The real evils, indeed, of Emma?s situation were the power of having rather too much her own way, and a disposition to think a little too well of herself??