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Jane Austen, Her Life And Letters (Paperback): William Aus Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

Jane Austen, Her Life And Letters (Paperback)

William Aus Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh

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PREFACE Since 1870-1, when J. E. Austen Leigh published his Memoir of Jane Austen, considerable additions have been made to the stock of information available for her biographers. Of these fresh sources of knowledge the set of letters from Jane to Cassandra, edited by Lord Brabourne, has been by far the most important. These letters are invaluable as memoires pour servir; although they cover only the comparatively rare periods when the two sisters were separated, and although Cassandra purposely destroyed many of the letters likely to prove the most interesting, from a distaste for publicity. Some further correspondence, and many incidents in the careers of two of her brothers, may be read in Jane Austen's Sailor Brothers, by J. H. Hubback and Edith C. Hubback; while Miss Constance Hill has been able to add several family traditions to the interesting topographical information embodied in her Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends. Nor ought we to forget the careful research shown in other biographies of the author, especially that by Mr. Oscar Fay Adams. During the last few years, we have been fortunate enough to be able to add to this store; and every existing MS. or tradition preserved by the family, of which we have any knowledge, has been placed at our disposal. It seemed, therefore, to us that the time had come when a more complete chronological account of the novelist's life might be laid before the public, whose interest in Jane Austen (as we readily acknowledge) has shown no signs of diminishing, either in England or in America.

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Imprint: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Country of origin: United States
Release date: December 2012
First published: December 2012
Authors: William Aus Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 418
ISBN-13: 978-1-4812-7692-4
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Encyclopaedias & reference works > General
LSN: 1-4812-7692-1
Barcode: 9781481276924

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