Austen fans will love these three lesser-known stories that display her genius for witty observations and shrewd characterization, and deal with familiar themes of love, folly, and social ambition among the English middle classes.
In The Watsons, Austen introduces us to Emma Watson and the choices she faces as a young woman in Georgian England. By contrast, Lady Susan describes a flirtatious and self-centered widow seeking an advantageous second marriage. In Sandition, Austen deftly explores the life of a range of characters in and up-an-coming seaside town.
In these tales you will find enthralling dilemmas, wicked machinations, great humour, and powerful emotions. Their astounding variety shows the sheer breath of Austen’s writing and reveals her exceptional talent.