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By Jane West,Devoney Looser

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 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 through a ignored girl author, A Gossip's Story has lengthy been famous by means 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 spoil - facilities on very diversified sisters. the place Louisa proves herself to be rational and whole of excellent feel, Marianne is pushed through her feelings and romantic idealism, and their tendencies make them starkly diversified fates.

This first-ever annotated version of West's novel comprises the unabridged textual content of the unique two-volume variation, together with facsimile reproductions of its name 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 tremendous and mostly unstudied oeuvre, A Gossip's Story merits reassessment. With the booklet of this variation, West's fiction may perhaps regain - deservedly - a few of its former prominence."

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