Sanditon: Jane Austen's Last Novel Completed

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Touchstone, Oct 6, 1998 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Charlotte the Heywood, captivating heroine of Sanditon, is smart, beautiful, and in search of a husband. As in all of Austen's novels, however, the road to matrimony is littered with obstacles: Charlotte must escape the clutches of an insufferable suitor, deal with the fortune-hunting schemes of the reigning local dowager, and outsmart a bevy of ambitious beauties who have set their sights on the charming Sidney Parker -- and convince the fickle young man that he really loves her.

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User Review  - Doey - LibraryThing

Fans of Jane had to buy it and had to read it. And we fans wish she had finished it too. It is better than nothing, but not as much care, understanding of the era or of mores and morals were included in the the larger non-Jane part of the book. Read full review

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

I had long owned a copy of Austen's incomplete draft, and at one point owned but mislaid a completion by "another lady", so I have always wanted to read a completion and this was conveniently ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

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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