Letters of Jane Austen
Author: Jane Austen
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Sense and Sensibility
A secret, a lie, the hidden truth, what cannot be said, and a pact of silence imposed by piety or loyalty, are the basis of this novel that narrates the misfortunes and sufferings of two sisters who believe they have found love.
Both are affected by different obstacles on the road to marriage, by the selfishness of other people, the hilarious recklessness of their neighbors and, above all, by their own personality and character. All this brings them face to face with poverty and its limitations, and the possibility of an aimless life.
Marianne is loquacious and romantic. On the other hand, Elinor is the representation of prudence and reserve. With different personalities, these sisters will eventually find balance in their lives
Pride and Prejudice
This book arises from a deep knowledge of domestic life and the human condition. It is a book full of satire, sharp, profound and anti-romantic at the same time.
Pride and Prejudice has captivated several generations thanks to its characters and its humorous description of the society of a rural and Victorian England, which is shown to be absurd and contradictory.
When the handsome and wealthy Mr. Darcy appears in the Bennet family’s life, everything is turned upside down for the five young women in the family. It is then that pride, class differences, hypocrisy, cunning, misunderstandings and prejudices lead the characters to pain and scandal, but also to knowledge, understanding and true love.
Because the child Fanny Price leads a life full of needs and limitations, her aunt and uncle decide to take her into their Mansfield Park mansion as an act of rescue and consideration for the infant.
Once in her new home, Fanny finds herself surrounded by a world full of refinements in which some amusements that could be described as innocent, will drive plans and strategies of seduction. This whole world is the scenario of a dangerous hidden truth, and only little Fanny, from her silence, will be able to glimpse the threats and consequences of it.
Mansfield Park represents a social and family order that crumbles and is rebuilt through the eyes of a little girl who lives a Cinderella-like experience.
Emma tells the story of a hard-working, intelligent young woman who decides to play Cupid with her friends.
With the wedding of her governess, confidante and friend, Emma Woodhouse finds herself alone, with a void in her life and with the task of trying to make the people around her have a perfect life like her own. However, all the efforts the young woman makes to sentimentally manipulate others only succeed in creating entanglements around her, testing her self-confidence.
After clearing up the confusion created by her actions, Emma manages to find love in her life, as well as in the lives of the people around her.
Northanger Abbey tells the story of Catherine Morland, a young woman who is fond of reading Gothic novels, who receives an invitation from the Tilneys to spend some time at their country house. Once there, the young woman will spend much of her time investigating twisted and imaginary family secrets.
But when all her research ends and all of Catherine’s assumptions come to an end, the young woman will come to understand that real life is not a novel, and that everything she created in her mind was the result of her imagination. This will lead the young protagonist to put her feet on the ground to direct her life according to the social norms and doctrines of the time.