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The Novels of Jane Austen
xford- The Clarendon Press, 1946 Book. Fine. Hardcover. A beautifully bound set of the novels of Jane Austen. Complete in five volumes. With 50 plates and facsimiles. In a full morocco binding by Bumpus Ltd. Third edition, third impression. The text based on collation of the early editions, by R W Chapman. Jane Austen was an English novelist known for her six major novels which centre on the lives of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century, with particular focus on the social and marital complications of a few select families. Her use of irony, realism and social commentary have earned her great literary and historical significance and she is remembered as one of the finest novelists of the English language. An important and scholarly edition of the novels of Jane Austen, containing facsimiles of the original title page with notes and appendices giving a rich insight into the characters of the novels and the real places in which the novels are set, as well as a biographical notes about Austen. Edited by Robert William Chapman, a British scholar and one of the foremost scholars of Austen and Samuel Johnson. Condition: In halfmorocco bindings with cloth covered boards and gilt to spine by Bumpus. Externally, in lovely condition with very light shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright, with just the odd spot to the first and last few pages. Overall: FINE.
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