By Jane West,Devoney Looser

ISBN-10: 1943910154

ISBN-13: 9781943910151

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

One of the most well-liked 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 value as a misplaced vintage via a missed girl author, A Gossip's Story has lengthy been well-known by means of students as a probable 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 fiscal spoil - facilities on very diversified sisters. the place Louisa proves herself to be rational and whole of excellent feel, Marianne is pushed via her feelings and romantic idealism, and their inclinations cause them to starkly assorted fates.

This first-ever annotated variation 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 creation which argues that "whether anchored to Austen's Sense and Sensibility, learn by itself, or learn as a part of West's colossal and principally unstudied oeuvre, A Gossip's Story merits reassessment. With the booklet of this variation, West's fiction might regain - deservedly - a few of its former prominence."

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