In the final months of Jane Austen's life, she began work on a novel about Charlotte Heywood, a young woman who has just arrived in the bustling spa town, Sanditon. Inspiring the ongoing PBS series, the story follows Charlotte as she tries to find her footing in a town where people are obsessed with commerce, their health, and arranging a successful marriage. Also included are the early epistolary novel Lady Susan—the tale of an unscrupulous coquette—and The Watsons, a delightful fragment whose spirited heroine finds her marriage opportunities restricted by poverty and pride.
Sanditon : and other Stories
Author: Jane Austen.