The Classic Works of Jane Austen
Love is in the air
Jane Austen is largely synonymous with the romance genre. Her novels, though only numbered at six, are near masterpieces. Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, and Pride and Prejudice tend to stand tall among the rest, unflappable against the winds of time. Sense and Sensibility, her first novel, follows the Dashwood sisters through their respective romantic journeys. The Sense portion of the title refers to the elder sister, Elinor, while Sensibility refers to a young woman that goes by the name of Marianne. The ensuing chaos of their love lives is extremely engrossing and quite impressive for a debut novel.
Northanger Abbey, while one of the two novels by Austen that was published posthumously, is considered by many to be her most accomplished novel. The novel centers around teenaged Catherine Morland and her exciting visit to Bath. What ensues is a delightful adventure with all the scintillating romantic quirks that you’d expect from Austen. Pride and Prejudice, her third novel, is the most popular of her works. Adapted numerous times, Pride and Prejudice follows the life of young and independent Elizabeth Bennet. While each story-line is interesting, it’s the budding relationship between Elizabeth and the proud Mr. Darcy that enraptures the heart.
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