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 through a ignored lady author, A Gossip's Story has lengthy been well-known via students as a probable effect 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 fine experience, Marianne is pushed by way of her feelings and romantic idealism, and their inclinations cause them to starkly diverse fates.
This first-ever annotated version of West's novel comprises the unabridged textual content of the unique two-volume version, 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 monstrous and principally unstudied oeuvre, A Gossip's Story merits reassessment. With the e-book of this version, West's fiction may possibly regain - deservedly - a few of its former prominence."
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A Gossip's Story (Valancourt Classics) by Jane West,Devoney Looser