Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)
First Published: 1818
My Edition: Barnes and Noble Classic Edition (I own a few other editions of Austen's works, but I read from these)
Other Works Include: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Emma (1816), Mansfield Park (1814), and Northanger Abbey (1818).
She also started another novel, Sandition, but never finished it. You can buy what was written of the novel today.
Austen is one of the most recognizable authors. Her work is widely read and loved and there are countless editions of her work. I own her completed novels in three different editions: the Barnes and Noble Classics, a large collection volume, as well as an old edition I found in a used book store that dates from the early 1900s (I will have to take pictures at some point).
I have read all of Austen's works numerous times with the exception of Sandition and Persuasion. I'm not sure why I never got around to this title, especially since it seems to be well-loved in the blogging community. Perhaps I was just saving it for the right time and moment? In any case, I love Austen's work, but I don't have a favorite. It is just too hard to pick!
I am reading most of Austen's works in this little project, with the exception of Sandition and Northanger Abbey.
I have already reviewed Pride and Prejudice, as it was the 4th book I read for this project (that seems so long ago!). You can see my favorite post about that experience here.
I do have to say, before I stop writing, that I am a little nervous about diving into the last completed Austen novel. I have very high expectations and I am worried that the book will not be everything I want it to be!