By Jane West,Devoney Looser

ISBN-10: 1943910154

ISBN-13: 9781943910151

The eighteenth-century bestseller which could have encouraged Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility republished for the 1st time in a contemporary edition

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 importance as a misplaced vintage by means of a ignored girl author, A Gossip's Story has lengthy been famous by means of students as a probable impression on Jane Austen's celebrated novel Sense and Sensibility (1811).

West's wryly funny cautionary story - with its topics of courtship and love, cash and romance, filial piety and fiscal damage - facilities on very diversified sisters. the place Louisa proves herself to be rational and entire of fine feel, Marianne is pushed via her feelings and romantic idealism, and their tendencies make them starkly varied fates.

This first-ever annotated version of West's novel contains the unabridged textual content of the unique two-volume version, together with facsimile reproductions of its identify 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 gigantic 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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