Front Cover, Mar 14, 2009 - Fiction
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Jane Austen wrote Sanditon (1817) while she was extremely ill, and the novel was left incomplete at her death. A modern and ideal town is set up by some people who have moved out of their ancestral homes to form a community of their own liking. Austen also intertwines the attitudes of hypochondriac patients and studies their weaknesses.

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Review: Sanditon: Jane Austen's Last Novel Completed

User Review  - Jemimah - Goodreads

I feel quite daft, really. And utterly delayed. (My fault, though. I did not do my research beforehand.) Apparently, Sanditon is one of Jane Austen's uncompleted posthumous works, and only the ... Read full review

Review: Sanditon: Jane Austen's Unfinished Masterpiece Completed

User Review  - Suzie - Goodreads

2.5 stars, it was ok but not great. I must admit I requested this from the library but didn't realise it was a work completed by another writer. I can't really put my finger on what I didn't like about it, but it seemed rushed, and the characters weren't fleshed out enough. Read full review

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Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films. She is considered to be one of the most beloved British authors.

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