This is a dazzling collection of early stories and later fragments which throw an entirely new light on Jane Austen.
In particular, they reveal a precociously brilliant genius with a talent for broad comedy and even farce.
Most of the pieces in this collection are very funny indeed, and several - including the novella Lady Susan and the unfinished novel Sandition are also neglected masterpieces.
Other material includes the celebrated History Of England, poems, prayers, the Plan of a Novel, etc.
The volume is arranged in two parts, with the mature stories in Part 1 edited for easy reading, and the juvenilia collected by Austen herself presented exactly as she wrote them in Part 2.
It includes everything she wrote apart from letters and the six famous novels, and is the final volume in the complete Everyman edition of her works now available in seven uniform volumes.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 502 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 28/03/1996
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781857152258