In brief: six nov­els summed up

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Sense and Sen­si­bil­ity (1811)

Girl falls for a cad, stands in rain, gets cold, al­most dies. Her sis­ter doesn’t say much

Pride and Prej­u­dice (1813)

Feisty girl dis­likes sexy, proud man. There’s lots of tense danc­ing

Mans­field Park (1814)

Bor­ing hero­ine pines af­ter even more bor­ing hero

Emma (1815)

Match­mak­ing is tricky when your best friend is in love— with ev­ery man she meets

Northanger Abbey (1817)

Coun­try girl thinks that men who live in big, scary abbeys must be mur­der­ers

Per­sua­sion (1817)

Woman turns down poor man’s pro­posal. Eight years later, he’s rich. Game on

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