By Jane West,Devoney Looser
One of the preferred and prolific authors of her time, Jane West (1758-1852) loved her maximum luck with A Gossip's tale, and A mythical Tale (1796), one of many best-selling novels of its period. but as well as its importance as a misplaced vintage via a ignored girl author, A Gossip's Story has lengthy been famous by way of students as a possible impact on Jane Austen's celebrated novel Sense and Sensibility (1811).
West's wryly funny cautionary story - with its topics of courtship and love, funds and romance, filial piety and monetary break - facilities on very assorted sisters. the place Louisa proves herself to be rational and whole of excellent feel, Marianne is pushed by means of her feelings and romantic idealism, and their inclinations cause them to starkly various fates.
This first-ever annotated version of West's novel contains the unabridged textual content of the unique two-volume variation, together with facsimile reproductions of its identify pages, including a brand new scholarly advent which argues that "whether anchored to Austen's Sense and Sensibility, learn by itself, or learn as a part of West's colossal and mostly unstudied oeuvre, A Gossip's Story merits reassessment. With the ebook of this version, West's fiction may regain - deservedly - a few of its former prominence."
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A Gossip's Story (Valancourt Classics) by Jane West,Devoney Looser