Jane Austen was born into a moderately wealthy family in 1775, in a small village in Hampshire. By 1811 she had become a published novelist with Sense and Sensibility. Pride and Prejudice followed in 1813, Mansfield Park in 1814 and Emma in 1815. She died in 1817, at the age of 41. Her final novel, Persuasion, was published posthumously along with Northanger Abbey shortly after her death.
Collins classics brings you a selection of the best-loved novels by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice: Austen's best-loved tale of love, marriage and society in classconscious Georgian England still delights modern readers today With its comedy and characters. Sense and sensibility: spirited and impulsive, Marianne Dashwood is the complete opposite to her controlled and sensible sister, Elinor. It is through their shared experiences of love that both sisters come to learn that the key to a successful match comes from finding the perfect mixture of rationality and feeling. Emma: beautiful, rich, self-assured and witty, Emma Woodhouse delights in matchmaking those around her, with no apparent care for her own romantic life. Delightful, engaging and entertaining, Emma is arguably Austen's most well-loved social comedy.