"THE MOTHER OF THE ENGLISH 19TH-CENTURY NOVEL"
AUSTEN, Jane. Works. London: W. Heffer and Sons, circa 1950. Six volumes. Octavo, modern three-quarter navy calf gilt, raised bands.
"Adelphi Edition" of Austen's beloved novels, attractively bound.
"Generations of readers have marveled at the modernity of her work… She is the mother of the English 19th-century novel as Scott is the father of it" (Kunitz & Haycraft, 23). Contains Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Introduction by Frank Swinnerton. See Gilson E149.
An attractive set in fine condition.