"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. $2600.
"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.