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'Jane Austen is a genius, and Northanger Abbey is hugely underrated' Martin Amis

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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 published in her lifetime were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published posthumously.

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Austen is the hot property of the entertainment world with new feature film versions of Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility on the silver screen and Pride and Prejudice hitting the TV airwaves on PBS. Such high visibility will inevitably draw renewed interest in the original source materials. These new Modern Library editions offer quality hardcovers at affordable prices.

Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire -- J.K. Rowling
Somebody reading over my shoulder refuses to believe that I found Northanger Abbey funnier than Catch 22, but I did. So there -- Jenny Colgan
The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal -- Virginia Woolf
Jane Austen's lightest and most playful novel * Independent *
Jane Austen shocks me. Beside her, Joyce seems innocent as grass -- W.H. Auden

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