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Austen's most controversial novel, displaying her characteristic irony and perception, illustrated with reproductions of a handwritten letter from Austen to her sister Cassandra, and Cassandra's own charming and whimsical drawings of the British kings and queens.
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The New York Public Library Collector's Editions
Favorite masterpieces of world literature illustrated by rare and beautiful materials from the Library's collections and featuring an elegant, distinctive design, with foil-trimmed covers with matching endpapers; compact, easy-to-hold size; and modern, readable type. Each book includes a biography of the author, a short essay about the images and artifacts from the Library used to illustrate the text, and suggestions for further reading.
492 pages, illustrated. Published by Doubleday, 1997.
Hardcover. 18.50. ISBN0-385-48726-6.