The Complete Novels Of Jane Austen - Modern Library edition circa 1944-1956
If I loved you less, I may be able to talk about it more. Jane Austen, Emma
Jane needs no introduction. She's been inspiring writers since the early 1800s. And rightly so. Still so engaging today, Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) was an incredible writer - able to capture the attention and imagination of two centuries worth of readers simply due to her relatable storylines and dynamic characters.
Between the years 1938-1986, Modern Library, a division of Random House, published three distinct versions of The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, which include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. This edition published sometime been 1944 and 1956 was the middle book of the three. Containing 1364 pages, it was part of their Modern Library Giant series and was numbered G58. In good company with many there authors of great repute including Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Tennyson and Hawthorne she was the only female author at the time to be awarded her own title within the Modern Library Giant series.
Weighing in at 2lbs 7 oz., this is a big book for big fans of Jane and all her characters. Well-loved over time as most every single one of Jane's books always are, this particular one features a few handwritten notes scattered throughout the pages and a light tanning of the soft, thin book paper. A delight to both read and hold in your hands, this book rests nicely thanks to its wide spine and the pages turn and lay flat easily thanks to decades of enjoyment.
- This edition, although undated has been traced to publication sometime between 1944-1956
- Includes five novels
- Contains 1364 pages plus the Modern Library Giants booklist inventory at the back
In loved condition, all pages are clean and bright. The spine is tight and all pages are intact, but the front and back coverboards are starting to pull away from the binding at the seam ever so slightly. The front coverboard bears some small bits of white spotting and a wrinkled bottom right corner edge as well as scuffing on the top right corner edge. A previous owner's name is written in pencil on the front endpaper and in felt-tip pen on the back endpaper. There are also a few notations written in pencil on a few pages located randomly on a few pages.
Measures 8.25" inches (length)x 5.25" inches (width) x 2" inches (thickness)