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Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen
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In their celebration of 'little matters' - the regular round of visiting, dining out, drinking tea, of reading and walking to the shops and sending to the post - Jane Austen's letters and novels have many similarities. The thirteen letters collected by Jane Austen's House Museum, in Chawton, Hampshire and reproduced in this book give us intimate glimpses into her life in Bath and Chawton and on visits to London, many of their details finding echoes in her fiction.'Jane Austen: The Chawton Letters' traces a lively story beginning in 1801, when, aged twenty-five, Jane Austen left Steventon in Hampshire to move to Bath. Later letters relish the shops, theatres and sights of London, but are interspersed from 1809 with the quieter routines of village life in Chawton, Hampshire, which was to be her home for the remainder of her short life. We learn here of her anxieties for the reception of Pride and Prejudice, her care in planning Mansfield Park and the hilarious negotiations over the publication of Emma. These letters, each accompanied by reproductions from the original manuscripts in Jane Austen's hand, testify to Jane's deep emotional bond with her sister: the most moving letter of all is that written by Cassandra only days after Jane's death in Winchester in July 1817. Brought together in this little book, these artefacts make a delightful modern-day keepsake of correspondence from one of the world's best-loved writers.

Jane Austen s Letters

Author : Jane Austen
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The fourth edition of Jane Austen's Letters incorporates the findings of new scholarship to enrich our understanding of Austen and give us the fullest view yet of her life and family. The biographical and topographical indexes have been updated, a new subject index has been created, and the contents of the notes added to the general index.

The Letters of Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen
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Letters of Jane Austen

Author : Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
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Reproduction of the original: Letters of Jane Austen by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

Selected Letters

Author : Jane Austen
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In one of her personal letters, Jane Austen wrote "Little Matters they are to be sure, but highly important." In fact, letter-writing was something of an addiction for young women of Jane Austen's time and in her social position, and Austen's letters have a freedom and familiarity that only intimate writing can convey. Wiser than her critics, who were disappointed that her correspondence dwelt on gossip and the minutiae of everyday living, Austen understood the importance of "Little Matters," of the emotional and material details of individual lives shared with friends and family through the medium of the letter. Ironic, acerbic, always entertaining, Jane Austen's letters are a fascinating record not only of her own day-to-day existence, but of the pleasures and frustrations experienced by women of her social class which are so central to her novels. Vivien Jones's selection includes nearly two-thirds of Austen's surviving correspondence, and her lively introduction and notes set the novelist's most private writings in their wider cultural context.

In Search of Jane Austen

Author : Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
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Jane Austen's private language is rarely studied, yet her letters are a linguistic goldmine. This sociolinguistic study analyses the grammar, spelling, and vocabulary of Jane Austen's letters — many of which were addressed to her sister, Cassandra — providing readers with a deeper understanding of Austen as an author.

Jane Austen s Manuscript Letters in Facsimile

Author : Jane Austen
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Describes each letter and lists the present location

The Letters of Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen
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The Jane Austen Files

Author : Helen Amy
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A fascinating insight into the life of Jane in the words of the people who knew her

Becoming Jane Austen

Author : Jon Spence
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Jon Spence's fascinating biography of Jane Austen paints an intimate portrait of the much-loved novelist. Spence's meticulous research has, perhaps most notably, uncovered evidence that Austen and the charming young Irishman Tom Lefroy fell in love at the age of twenty and that the relationship inspired Pride and Prejudice, one of the most celebrated works of fiction ever written. Becoming Jane Austen gives the fullest account we have of the romance, which was more serious and more enduring than previously believed. Seeing this love story in the context of Jane Austen's whole life enables us to appreciate the profound effect the relationship had on her art and on subsequent choices that she made in her life. Full of insight and with an attentive eye for detail, Spence explores Jane Austen's emotional attachments and the personal influences that shaped her as a novelist. His elegant narrative provides a point of entry into Jane Austen's world as she herself perceived and experienced it. It is a world familiar to us from her novels, but in Becoming Jane Austen, Austen herself is the heroine.

Jane Austen s Transatlantic Sister

Author : Sheila Johnson Kindred
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In 1807 genteel, Bermuda-born Fanny Palmer (1789–1814) married Jane Austen's youngest brother, Captain Charles Austen, and was thrust into a demanding life within the world of the British navy. Experiencing adventure and adversity in wartime conditions both at sea and onshore, the spirited and resilient Fanny travelled between Bermuda, Nova Scotia, and England. For just over a year, her home was in the city of Halifax. After crossing the Atlantic in 1811, she ingeniously made a home for Charles and their daughters aboard a working naval vessel and developed a supportive friendship with his sister, Jane. In Jane Austen's Transatlantic Sister Fanny's articulate and informative letters – transcribed in full for the first time and situated in their meticulously researched historical context – disclose her quest for personal identity and autonomy, her maturation as a wife and mother, and the domestic, cultural, and social milieu she inhabited. Sheila Johnson Kindred also investigates how Fanny was a source of naval knowledge for Jane, and how she was an inspiration for Austen's literary invention, especially for the female naval characters in Persuasion. Although she died young, Fanny's story is a compelling record of female naval life that contributes significantly to our limited knowledge of women's roles in the Napoleonic Wars. Enhanced by rarely seen illustrations, Fanny's life story is a rich new source for Jane Austen scholars and fans of her fiction, as well as for those interested in biography, women's letters, and history of the family.

Lady Susan The Watsons Letters

Author : Jane Austen
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Jane Austen s Best Friend

Author : Zöe Wheddon
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All fans of Jane Austen everywhere believe themselves to be best friends with the beloved author and this book shines a light on what it meant to be exactly that. Jane Austen’s Best Friend: The Life and Influence of Martha Lloyd offers a unique insight into Jane’s private inner circle. Through this heartwarming examination of an important and often overlooked person in Jane’s world, we uncover the life-changing force of their friendship. Each chapter details the fascinating facts and friendship-forming qualities that tied Jane and Martha together. Within these pages we will relive their shared interests, the hits and misses of their romantic love lives, their passion for shopping and fashion, their family histories, their lucky breaks and their girly chats. This book offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the shared lives of a fascinating pair and the chance to deepen our own bonds in ‘love and friendship’ with them both.

Letters of Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen
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Letters to Alice

Author : Fay Weldon
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Alice is an eighteen-year-old student and aspiring novelist with green spiky hair, a child of the modern age who recoils at the idea of reading Jane Austen. In a sequence of letters reminiscent of Jane Austen's to her own neice, 'aunt' Fay examines the rewards of such study. Not only is her correspondence a revealing tribute to a great writer - it is also an original and rewarding exploration of the craft of fiction itself.

The Letters of Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen
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The point of view of a woman with such an environment must naturally be circumscribed and narrow; and in this Miss Austen's charm consists. Seeing little, she painted what she saw with absolute fidelity and a dexterity and perfection unequalled. "On her was bestowed, though in a humble form, the gift which had been bestowed on Homer, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Scott, and a few others,-the gift of creative power." Endowed with the keenest and most delicate insight and a vivid sense of humor, she depicted with exactitude what she observed and what she understood, giving to each fact and emotion its precise shade and value.

Letters of Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen
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Jane Austen Novels Letters and Memoirs

Author : Louise Ross
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First published in 1995. Here, republished for the first time, is the first edition text of Jane Austen's much loved classic masterpieces. A rare and inaccessible resource for most scholars, the first editions are unique documents in the history of English literature. Volume 1 covers Godmersham and Goodnestone, Austens and Knights, Steventon and Chawton, as well as her novel and letters.

Collection of Autograph Letters Signed from Jane and Cassandra Austen

Author : Jane Austen
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This collection includes 8 autograph letters signed from Jane Austen to the following recipients: Cassandra Austen (MA 2911.1, 4-6); Martha Lloyd (MA 2911.3); Charles Thomas Haden (MA 2911.7); the Countess of Morley (MA 2911.8); and Anne Sharp (MA 2911.9). It also includes 2 autograph letters signed from Cassandra Austen to Fanny Knight (MA 2911.10) and Anne Sharp (MA 2911.11); a memorandum about expenses in Jane Austen's hand (MA 2911.2); and a memorandum about the composition dates of Jane Austen's novels in Cassandra Austen's hand (MA 2911.12). Items in the collection are described in 12 individual records (MA 2911.1-12).

Historical Studies

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