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The Story of Jane Austen's Life (Paperback) Loot Price: R337
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The Story of Jane Austen's Life (Paperback): Oscar Fay Adams

The Story of Jane Austen's Life (Paperback)

Oscar Fay Adams

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: III. LIFE AT STEVENTON; FIRST VISIT TO BATH; EARLIEST ATTEMPTS AT WRITING. PRECISELY how old the sisters were at the time of their being sent to school at Reading does not anywhere appear in the family records; but we may safely assume the event to have been, in Jane's case at least, the first going away from home. After that date, whenever it may have been, Jane and Cassandra were from time to time welcome visitors in Bath, at the house of their mother's brother, Mr. Leigh Perrot, and at the house of her sister, who, with her husband, Dr. Cooper, the Vicar of Sonning, near Reading, resided in Bath. One of these visits, quite possibly the earliest, must have been paid by Jane in 1791, on which occasion a portrait was painted of her by the then popular artist, Zofifani, representing her as a sweet faced girl of not more than fifteen. This portrait was long in the possession of Colonel Austen, of Kippington, who is said to have been Jane's godfather, and it was therefore most probably painted at his desire. The present owner, Reverend John Morland Rice, of Bramber Rectory, Steyning, Surrey, a grand-nephew of the original of the portrait, was bequeathed itby Dr. Harding Newman (late Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford), whose stepmother had received it from Colonel Austen. No particulars concerning this visit have been preserved; but very probably the sisters were together when it took place, since their correspondence, when separated, was frequent and regular, and it was Cassandra's custom to retain all her sister's letters. That no letters of her own to Jane exist, is no doubt owing to her having destroyed whatever letters of hers she may have found among her sister's papers after the death of the latter. Supposing her to have done this, we cannot but regret the fact, for ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Oscar Fay Adams
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-89784-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 0-217-89784-3
Barcode: 9780217897846

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