By Jane West,Devoney Looser
One of the most well-liked and prolific authors of her time, Jane West (1758-1852) loved her maximum good fortune with A Gossip's tale, and A mythical Tale (1796), one of many best-selling novels of its period. but as well as its value as a misplaced vintage by means of a overlooked girl author, A Gossip's Story has lengthy been famous by way of students as a possible effect on Jane Austen's celebrated novel Sense and Sensibility (1811).
West's wryly funny cautionary story - with its subject matters of courtship and love, funds and romance, filial piety and monetary break - facilities on very diverse sisters. the place Louisa proves herself to be rational and entire of excellent feel, Marianne is pushed via her feelings and romantic idealism, and their inclinations make them starkly diversified 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 name pages, including a brand new scholarly creation which argues that "whether anchored to Austen's Sense and Sensibility, learn by itself, or learn as a part of West's giant and principally unstudied oeuvre, A Gossip's Story merits reassessment. With the e-book 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