This de luxe slip-cased edition makes a perfect present and contains Hugh Thomson's (1860-1920) matchless fine illustrations, coloured especially for this edition by leading colourist Barbara Frith. Fully bound in cloth, embossed and gold-blocked. Embossed, gold-blocked, cloth-covered slip-case. Marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker. Clear two-column setting.
Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature.
Jane Austen was born in Steventon rectory on 16th December 1775. Her family later moved to Bath and then to Chawton in Hampshire. She wrote from a young age and Pride and Prejudice was begun when she was twenty-two years old. It was originally called First Impressions. It was initially rejected by the published she submitted it too and eventually published in 1813 after much revision.
All four of her novels - Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815) published in her lifetime were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (both 1817) were published posthumously.