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Pride and Prejudice

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Post by princess garnet » Wed February 18th, 2009, 7:07 pm

I read them in the order they were published.

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Post by MissMarplestein » Wed February 18th, 2009, 7:37 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]I read them in the order they were published.[/quote]

Okay, so next question...does anyone know in what order her books were published?

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Post by Mello » Thu February 19th, 2009, 4:19 am

[quote=""MissMarplestein""] Now, which novel do I start with? Pondering, pondering... :) [/quote]


Well, since you asked ..... my preference would be to start with Persuasion or Pride and Prejudice. They are both my favourites :)

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Post by LoveHistory » Thu February 19th, 2009, 4:12 pm

I got a big book of all of the complete novels (including Lady Susan) and read them in the order they were put in the book. Not very interesting I know, but it worked. Of course I'd read P&P before.

I believe Northanger Abbey is the shortest, but I wouldn't start with that one. It helps to have some background in Austen before attempting that one. It's my favorite. Henry Tilney rocks! :)

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Post by princess garnet » Thu February 19th, 2009, 5:55 pm

[quote=""MissMarplestein""]Okay, so next question...does anyone know in what order her books were published?[/quote]

Novels
Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1815)
Northanger Abbey (1817) (posthumous)
Persuasion (1817) (posthumous)

Unfinished fiction
Lady Susan (1794, 1805)
The Watsons (1804)
Sanditon (1817)
Note: Penguin published these in a single volume.

There's also a book of her writings titled Catharine from her younger years, available from Oxford Press.
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Post by Margaret » Thu February 19th, 2009, 8:07 pm

And even though Northanger Abbey was published posthumously, it was the first, or among the first, of the books she wrote. I enjoyed Northanger Abbey, but I do think it has less depth than the others.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Thu February 19th, 2009, 8:16 pm

I'd start with Pride and Prejudice or Emma. If you like it, you'll probably like the others, though Mansfield Park might be an exception. Not everyone who likes Austen cares for it (I love it).
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Post by Mello » Thu February 19th, 2009, 9:43 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""] Henry Tilney rocks! :) [/quote]


Out of all Austen's heroes, I'd like to "meet" Henry Tilney! I think we'd get along fine :D

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri February 20th, 2009, 3:18 pm

[quote=""princess garnet""]Novels
Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1815)
Northanger Abbey (1817) (posthumous)
Persuasion (1817) (posthumous)

Unfinished fiction
Lady Susan (1794, 1805)
The Watsons (1804)
Sanditon (1817)
Note: Penguin published these in a single volume.

There's also a book of her writings titled Catharine from her younger years, available from Oxford Press.[/quote]

I thought Lady Susan was finished. Though it is entirely written in letters so it is very different from the others. Don't know how much overlap there is in these but there are also her: Juvelinia; History of England; Love and Freindship [sic]; The Brothers (only a few chapters); and of course her letters.

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Post by KaysK9s » Fri March 27th, 2009, 11:29 pm

Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion were my two favourites, though I liked P&P's heroine better than Persuasion's (I like Lizzie's spunk). Read all of them though, all of Austen's novels are great.

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