Catharine, and Other Writings
|Oxford University Press|
Introduction, Frederic and Elfrida, Jack and Alice, Edgar and Emma, Henry and Eliza, The adventures of Mr Harley, Sir William Mountague (An unfinished performance), Memoirs of Mr Clifford (An unfinished tale), The Beautiful Cassandra, Amelia Webster, The Visit, The Mystery (An unfinished Comedy), The Three Sisters, Detached pieces, Ode to Pity, Love and Friendship, Lesley Castle (An unfinished Novel in Letters), The History of England from the reign of Henry the 4th to the death of Charles the 1st, A Collection of Letters, Scraps, Evelyn, Catharine, or the Bower, Plan of a Novel, Jane Austen. Verses, Jane Austen. Prayers, Textual Notes
Описание:Jane Austen began writing in her early teens, and filled three notebooks with her fiction. Her earliest work reflects her interest in the novel as a genre; in brilliant short pieces she plays with plots, stock characters, diction, and style, developing asense of form at a remarkably early age. The characters of these stories have a jaunty and never-failing devotion to themselves. They perpetually lie, cheat, steal – and occasionally commit murder. Throughout these short or unfinished pieces, Austen exhibits her sense of the preposterous in life and fiction with tough-mindedness and robust humour. In her later published fiction, Austen had learned to take demands for propriety seriously, reining in whatever might be thought boisterous or coarse. Here we see Jane Austen without her inhibitions. In addition to prose fiction and prayers, this collection also contains many of Jane Austen`s poems, written to amuse or console friends, and rarely reprinted. Texts...