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The Jane Austen collection

Author: Irene RichardTracey ChildsDoran GodwinJohn CarsonMollie SugdenAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : BBC Video : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screen versionView all editions and formats
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Sense and sensibility: The story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England.

Emma: Emma Woodhouse is a young woman who finds that it is sometimes all too easy to confuse good intentions with self-gratification.

Mansfield Park: In 18th century England, young, impoverished Fanny Price arrives at the elegant estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by everyone except her cousin Edmund, she begins her long struggle for acceptance by her shallow relatives who believe wealth automatically means quality.

Persuasion: Eight years after Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, they meet again. Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, but his heart seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove.

Pride and prejudice: The story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England, in a world where an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation.

Northanger Abbey: In 19th century Bath, a girl bursting with freshness and passion for macabre Gothic novels experiences intrigue, adventure, and romance, especially when the romantic Henry Tilney invites her to his ancestral home.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Romance films
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Jane Austen
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Irene Richard; Tracey Childs; Doran Godwin; John Carson; Mollie Sugden; Fiona Walker; Sylvestra Le Touzel; Nicholas Farrell; Anna Massey; Bernard Hepton; Angela Pleasence; Ann Fairbank; Bryan Marshall; Elizabeth Garvie; David Rintoul; Peter Firth; Googie Withers; Robert Hardy; Katharine Schlesinger; Rodney Bennett; Barry Letts; Alexander Baron; John Glenister; Martin Lisemore; Denis Constanduros; David Giles; Betty Willingale; Ken Taylor; Howard Baker; Julian Mitchell; Cyril Coke; Jonathan Powell; Fay Weldon; Giles Foster; Maggie Wadey; Jane Austen; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Granada Television.; BBC Video (Firm); Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790770229 9780790770222
OCLC Number: 58722412
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from set container.
Videodisc set release of adaptations of the Jane Austen novels produced by the BBC: Sense and sensibility, 1981; Emma, 1972; Mansfield Park, 1986; Persuasion, 1971; Pride and prejudice, 1980; Northanger Abbey, 1987.
Credits: Sense and sensibility: directed by Rodney Bennett ; produced by Barry Letts ; dramatized by Alexander Baron -- Emma: directed by John Glenister ; produced by Martin Lisemore ; dramatized by Denis Constanduros -- Mansfield Park: directed by David Giles ; produced by Betty Willingale ; dramatized by Ken Taylor -- Persuasion: produced and directed by Howard Baker ; dramatized by Julian Mitchell -- Pride and prejudice: directed by Cyril Coke ; produced by Jonathon Powell ; dramatized by Fay Weldon -- Northanger Abbey: directed by Giles Foster ; produced by Louis Marks ; dramatized by Maggie Wadey.
Performer(s): Sense and sensibility: Irene Richard, Tracey Childs -- Emma: Doran Godwin, John Carson, Mollie Sugden, Fiona Walker -- Mansfield Park: Sylvestra Le Touzel, Nicholas Farrell, Anna Massey, Bernard Hepton, Angela Pleasence -- Persuasion: Ann Fairbank, Bryan Marshall -- Pride and prejudice: Elizabeth Garvie, David Rintoul -- Northanger Abbey: Peter Firth, Googi Withers, Robert Hardy, Katherine Schlesinger.
Description: 6 videodiscs (ca. 22 hr., 15 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Sense and sensibility --
Emma --
Mansfield Park --
Persuasion --
Pride and prejudice --
Northanger Abbey.
Other Titles: Pride and prejudice (Television program : 1980)
Responsibility: British Broadcasting Corporation ; Granada Television.

Abstract:

Sense and sensibility: The story of two sisters attempting to find happiness in the tightly structured society of 18th century England.

Emma: Emma Woodhouse is a young woman who finds that it is sometimes all too easy to confuse good intentions with self-gratification.

Mansfield Park: In 18th century England, young, impoverished Fanny Price arrives at the elegant estate of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram. Snubbed by everyone except her cousin Edmund, she begins her long struggle for acceptance by her shallow relatives who believe wealth automatically means quality.

Persuasion: Eight years after Anne Elliot turned down Captain Wentworth's proposal of marriage, they meet again. Anne now recognizes the false values that persuaded her to reject Captain Wentworth, but his heart seems set upon the youth and beauty of the impetuous Louisa Musgrove.

Pride and prejudice: The story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England, in a world where an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation.

Northanger Abbey: In 19th century Bath, a girl bursting with freshness and passion for macabre Gothic novels experiences intrigue, adventure, and romance, especially when the romantic Henry Tilney invites her to his ancestral home.

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