Another world must be unfurled, Another language known'
Best known - and beloved - for her highly popular novels including Pride and Prejudice, Emma and Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen was also an accomplished, and often witty, poet:
'I am going to have my dinner, after which I shan't be thinner'
This collection, which also includes poems by the poets she herself admired, sheds light not only on Jane Austen the writer, but on the themes that are woven through her bestselling novels. Satirical, humorous and ironical, they will resonate both with readers who love her novels, and newcomers alike.
'When stretched out on one's bed with a fierce throbbing head ... how little one cares for the grandest affairs'
'I am in a dilemma, for want of an Emma'
Jane Austen: The Great Poets
W&N - Orion Publishing Group
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28 September 2023
Jane Austen was born in Hampshire in 1775. Best known for her six highly-acclaimed - and enduringly popular - novels, she was also a respected, witty and insightful poet. Her poems, like her novels, often reflect the themes of a woman's dependence on marriage in order to secure a settled future although she herself never married and as such was an independent woman. Much of her work was originally published anonymously, so her widespread fame came largely after her death in 1817