The Watsons, Lady Susan & Sanditon (Arcturus Classics)
Austen fans will love these three lesser-known storiesthat display her genius for witty observation and shrewdcharacterization, and deal with familiar themes of love, folly,and social ambition among the English middle classes.
In The Watsons, Austen introduces us to Emma Watsonand the choices she faces as a young woman in GeorgianEngland. By contrast, Lady Susan describes a flirtatiousand self-centred widow seeking an advantageous secondmarriage. In Sanditon, Austen deftly explores the life of arange of characters in an up-and-coming seaside town.
In these tales you will find enthralling dilemmas,wicked machinations, great humour, and powerfulemotions. Their astounding variety shows thesheer breadth of Austen's writing andreveals her exceptional talent.