Jane Austen's Sanditon with an Essay by Janet Todd
Sanditon, Jane Austen's unfinished final novel is handsomely complemented by a fabulous introduction and prologue by Professor Janet Todd.See what Susannah Lawford, a member of our book club, thought by clicking here.
With Andrew Davies’ interpretation of Sanditon set to hit TV screens in the Autumn, there’s never been a better time to familiarise yourself with Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel. What really sets this new edition apart is the excellent introduction by the internationally renowned novelist and academic, Professor Janet Todd. In it, Janet sets Jane’s ebullient final fragment in the context of Regency culture, of thrusting capitalism, health fads and miracle diets and cures. There’s also a superb prologue examining the many continuations of the story which exist in novelisations, fandom and films, including the forthcoming TV interpretation.
As Professor Todd suggests in the book’s prologue, there is a lot of fun to be had in making your own version of Sanditon.