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    Sanditon and Other Stories Jane Austen, Margaret Drabble
    9780143135630 Paperback FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:January 07, 2020
    $19.00 CAD 5.1 x 7.75 x 0.66 in | 0.43 lb | 256 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Books
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      In time for the highly-awaited TV series, a new edition of Jane Austen's delightful final work, set in a newly established seaside resort with a glorious cast of hypochondriacs and speculators

      In the final months of Jane Austen's life, she began work on a new novel about social drama in the small seaside town of Sanditon, once a small fishing village and now a bustling spa town. In the story of Charlotte Heywood, a new arrival, Austen she contemplated a changing society with a mixture of skepticism and amusement, and notably crafted her only character of color in the mixed-race heiress Miss Lambe. Though unfinished at the time of her death, it is a key work for readers of Jane Austen, and all the moreso with a major upcoming TV adaptation. This volume includes Sanditon, as well as two other lesser-known works, Lady Susan and The Watsons. The early epistolary novel Lady Susan depicts an unscrupulous coquette, toying with several men. And The Watsons is a delightful fragment, whose spirited heroine, Emma, finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride. With three vital and less familiar works by one of the most important novelists in the English language, this book is a must-have for Austen fans.
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      Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is also the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey.
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    The Annotated Mansfield Park Jane Austen, David M. Shapard
    9780307390790 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:April 18, 2017
    $24.95 CAD 5.2 x 8 x 1.8 in | 1.83 lb | 928 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Anchor
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      From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park that makes her story of an impoverished girl living with her wealthy relatives an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of Austen’s own favorite novel with more than 2,300 annotations on facing pages, including:
       
      ● Explanations of historical context
      ● Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings
      ● Definitions and clarifications
      ● Literary comments and analysis
      ● Maps of places in the novel
      ● An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events
      ● More than 225 informative illustrations
       
      Filled with fascinating details about the characters’ clothes, houses, and carriages, as well as background information on such relevant issues as career paths in the British navy, contemporary attitudes toward slavery, and the legal and social consequences of adultery, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Mansfield Park brings Austen’s world into richer focus.
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      Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.

      David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, The Annotated EmmaThe Annotated Northanger Abbey, and The Annotated Mansfield Park. He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges, and lives in upstate New York.
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    Emma 200th-Anniversary Annotated Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Jane Austen, Juliette Wells, Juliette Wells
    9780143107712 Paperback FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:September 29, 2015
    $22.00 CAD 5.7 x 8.4 x 1.3 in | 1.14 lb | 496 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Classics
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      The culmination of Jane Austen’s genius, a sparkling comedy of love and marriage—now in a stunning 200th-anniversary Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

      Now a major motion picture starring Anya Taylor-Joy

       
      Beautiful, clever, rich—and single—Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr. Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protégée, Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen’s most flawless work.

      This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition celebrates two hundred years of Austen’s beloved novel. With a beautiful cover designed by illustrator Dadu Shin and comprehensive notes drawing specially from the Jane Austen Collection at Goucher College, this is an edition to be treasured by students and collectors alike.

      For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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      Jane Austen (1775–1817) was the seventh child of a parish rector. The novels published in Austen’s lifetime include Sense and SensibilityPride and Prejudice, and Mansfield ParkPersuasion and Northanger Abbey were published after her death. Her juvenilia are collected in Penguin Classics asLove and Freindship: And Other Youthful Writings.

      Juliette Wells is associate professor and chair of the English department at Goucher College. She is the author of Everybody's Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination.
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      "Jane Austen is my favorite author! ... Shut up in measureless content, I greet her by the name of most kind hostess, while criticism slumbers." —EM Forster
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    9780099589334 Paperback FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:September 09, 2014
    $16.99 CAD 5.14 x 7 x 1.1 in | 0.74 lb | 464 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Vintage Classics
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      The nation’s favourite Jane Austen novel—her enduing story of pride and prejudice.

      When Elizabeth Bennet meets Mr Darcy she is repelled by his overbearing pride, and prejudice towards her family. But the Bennet girls are in need of financial security in the shape of husbands, so when Darcy’s friend, the affable Mr Bingley, forms an attachment to Jane, Darcy becomes increasingly hard to avoid. Polite society will be turned upside down in this witty drama of friendship, rivalry and love—Jane Austen’s classic romance novel.

      Now a major film starring Keira Knightly.

      Adapted for TV in the well-loved 1995 BBC drama starring Colin Firth.

      With a new introduction by Alexander McCall Smith

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      JANE AUSTEN was born in Steventon rectory on December 16, 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.
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      • "Like Irvine Welsh, I am a great admirer of Jane Austen." --Alexander McCall Smith

      • "Another question I've been regularly asked over the past year is what models I had in mind when writing Curious Incident. Was it To Kill a Mockingbird? Was it Catcher in the Rye? In fact, the book most often in my mind was Pride and Prejudice." --Mark Haddon
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    9780099589341 Paperback FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:September 09, 2014
    $16.99 CAD 5.1 x 6.9 x 1.16 in | 0.76 lb | 448 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Vintage Classics
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      “I am afraid,” replied Elinor, “that the pleasantness of an employment does not always evince its propriety.”—Sense & Sensibility

      Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Each must learn from the other after they are they are forced by their father’s death to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society. The charms of unsuitable men and the schemes of rival ladies mean that their paths to success are thwart with disappointment but together they attempt to find a way to happiness.

      With a new introduction by Francesca Segal

      Written when she was only seventeen, Sense and Sensibility is the novel that launched Jane Austen’s career

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      JANE AUSTEN was born in Steventon rectory on December 16, 1775. Her family later moved to Bath, then to Southampton and finally to Chawton in Hampshire. She began writing Pride and Prejudice when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions and was initially rejected by the publishers and only published in 1813 after much revision. She published four of her novels in her lifetime, Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818.
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      • "The technique of [Jane Austen's novels] is beyond praise... Her mastery of the art she chose, or that chose her, is complete." --Elizabeth Bowen

      • "The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste." --Virginia Woolf
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    The Annotated Pride and Prejudice A Revised and Expanded Edition Jane Austen, David M. Shapard
    9780307950901 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:November 13, 2012
    $27.00 CAD 5.16 x 8 x 1.59 in | 1.64 lb | 816 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Anchor
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      This Revised and Expanded Edition contains hundreds of new notes and illustrations.

      The first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with thousands of annotations on facing pages, including:

       • Explanations of historical context

      Rules of etiquette, class differences, the position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure activities, and more.

       • Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings

      Parallels between the novel and Austen’s experience are revealed, along with writings that illuminate her beliefs and opinions.

       • Definitions and clarifications

      Archaic words, words still in use whose meanings have changed, and obscure passages are explained.

       • Literary comments and analyses

      Insightful notes highlight Austen’s artistry and point out the subtle ways she develops her characters and themes.

       • Maps and illustrations

      of places and objects mentioned in the novel.

       • An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events

       Of course, one can enjoy the novel without knowing the precise definition of a gentleman, or what it signifies that a character drives a coach rather than a hack chaise, or the rules governing social interaction at a ball, but readers of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice will find that these kinds of details add immeasurably to understanding and enjoying the intricate psychological interplay of Austen’s immortal characters.

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      Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.

      David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, The Annotated Emma, The Annotated Northanger Abbey, and The Annotated Mansfield Park. He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges. He lives in upstate New York.

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    The Annotated Emma Jane Austen, David M. Shapard
    9780307390776 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:March 20, 2012
    $24.95 CAD 5.24 x 8.02 x 2.06 in | 1.65 lb | 928 pages Carton Quantity:16 Canadian Rights: Y Anchor
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      From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
       
      - Explanations of historical context
      - Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings
      - Definitions and clarifications
      - Literary comments and analysis
      - Maps of places in the novel
      - An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events
      - Nearly 200 informative illustrations
       
      Filled with fascinating information about everything from the social status of spinsters and illegitimate children to the shopping habits of fashionable ladies to English attitudes toward gypsies, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Emma brings Austen’s world into richer focus.

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      Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.

      David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, The Annotated Emma, The Annotated Northanger Abbey, and The Annotated Mansfield Park. He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges. He lives in upstate New York.

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    Sense and Sensibility (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Jane Austen, Devoney Looser, Devoney Looser
    9780143106524 Paperback FICTION / Classics On Sale Date:October 25, 2011
    $23.00 CAD 5.7 x 8.4 x 1.1 in | 1.01 lb | 432 pages Carton Quantity:24 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Classics
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      A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of the timeless story of Marianne and Elinor Dashwood

      Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls in love with the dashing but unsuitable John Willoughby she ignores her sister Elinor’s warning that her impulsive behaviour leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Meanwhile Elinor, always sensitive to social convention, is struggling to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Through their parallel experience of love - and its threatened loss - the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love. This edition includes an introduction, original essays, and suggestions for further exploration by Devoney Looser.

      For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
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      Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon, near Basingstoke, the seventh child of eight of the rector of the parish and his wife. As a girl, Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular fiction. She lived with her family at Steventon until her father retired to Bath in 1801. After he died in 1805, she moved around with her mother and sister, without a permanent home. In 1809, they settled in Chawton Cottage, near Alton, Hampshire, on the estate of a wealthy brother. She published four novels, each after much revision, without signing her name to them: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816). She died in Winchester on July 18, 1817. Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (1818), were published posthumously in December 1817, with a biographical notice by her brother Henry Austen. He publicly revealed her as the author of all six novels. She also left unpublished compositions, including a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan; two unfinished novels, The Watsons and Sanditon; and three volumes of juvenilia. Her fiction is among the most respected and oft-quoted in the English language.

      Devoney Looser is Professor of English at Arizona State Univer-sity and the author, most recently, of The Making of Jane Austen (Johns Hopkins University Press), a Publishers Weekly Best Summer Book (Nonfiction). Her recent writing on Austen has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Salon, The TLS, and Entertainment Weekly, and she’s had the pleasure of talking about Austen on CNN. Looser is one of the quirky weirdos featured in Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom and has played roller derby under the name Stone Cold Jane Austen.
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      "As nearly flawless as any fiction could be."
      —Eudora Welty
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    Persuasion (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Jane Austen, Juliette Wells, Juliette Wells
    9780143106289 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date:June 28, 2011
    $23.00 CAD 5.61 x 8.35 x 0.88 in | 0.8 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:44 Canadian Rights: Y Penguin Classics
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      A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Jane Austen's final novel

      Written during Jane Austen's race against failing health, Persuasion tells the story of Anne Elliot, a woman who - at twenty-seven - is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years ago, she was persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank. When Anne and Frederick meet again, he has acquired both, but still feels the sting of her rejection. A brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, Austen's last completed novel is also a movingly told love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.

      For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
      Bio
      Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. She is also the author of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey. 

      Juliette Wells is associate professor and chair of the English department at Goucher College. She is the author of Everybody's Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination and edited the 200th-anniversary Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Emma.
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      “Critics, especially [recently], value Persuasion highly, as the author’s ‘most deeply felt fiction,’ ‘the novel which in the end the experienced reader of Jane Austen puts at the head of the list.’ . . . Anne wins back Wentworth and wins over the reader; we may, like him, end up thinking Anne’s character ‘perfection itself.’” –from the Introduction by Judith Terry
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    The Annotated Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen, David M. Shapard
    9780307390769 Paperback FICTION / Literary On Sale Date:May 03, 2011
    $24.95 CAD 5.18 x 7.97 x 1.5 in | 1.56 lb | 784 pages Carton Quantity:18 Canadian Rights: Y Anchor
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      From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility that makes this tale of two sisters in love an even more enjoyable read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,000 annotations on facing pages, including:
       
      -Explanations of historical context
      -Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings
      -Definitions and clarifications
      -Literary comments and analysis
      -Multiple maps of England and London
      -An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events
      -More than 100 informative illustrations
       
      Filled with fascinating information about everything from the rules of inheritance that could leave a wealthy man’s daughters almost penniless to the fashionable cult of sensibility that Austen so brilliantly satirizes, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Sense and Sensibility is an entertaining and edifying delight.
      Bio

      Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.

      David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, The Annotated Emma, The Annotated Northanger Abbey, and The Annotated Mansfield Park. He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges. He lives in upstate New York.

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