Jane Austen is perhaps the best-loved of all English novelists. Her knowledge of human nature is remarkable, and her awareness of the importance of class, money and appearances makes her a peculiarly modern author. She addresses the politics of dating, courtship and mating with an incisive intelligence that both foreshadows and outstrips many of the romantic novels of today. Her teasing novels of gentle worldliness have been brought to new audiences by modern film and television productions, and this complete edition of her novels will be a welcome addition to any library or collection of books. It is bound in real cloth, with head and tail bands, a ribbon marker, top edge gilt and a gold-blocked jacket.Illustrated by Hugh Thomson.