Jane Austen is perhaps the best-loved of all English novelists. Her knowledge of human nature is remarkable, and her awareness of the importance of class, money and appearances makes her a peculiarly modern author. She addresses the politics of dating, courtship and mating with an incisive intelligence that both foreshadows and outstrips romantic novels of today. Her teasing novels of gentle worldliness have been brought to new audiences by modern film and television productions, and this complete edition of her novels with its charmingly evocative illustrations by Hugh Thomson will be a welcome addition to any library or collection of books. It is quarter bound in bonded leather, with head and tail bands, a ribbon marker, gilt top edge, and illustrated front and back boards.
This edition contains the magical pen-and-ink drawings by the master of period illustration, Hugh Thomson, whose illustrations in The Collector's Library have won such acclaim.