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Jane Austen"s letters to her sister Cassandra and others

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcollected and edited by R.W. Chapman
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxlv, 519, [163] p., [25] leaves of plates
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25687501M
ISBN 100192121022
ISBN 109780192121028

Besides the Cassandra letters, the new Oxford edition includes two famous shorter correspondences: a series of letters Austen wrote to her novel-writing niece, Anna Austen, in (Anna had sent some chapters-in-progress to her aunt for criticism) and a set from to her niece, Fanny Knight, who was debating over several marriage proposals. Full text of "Jane Austen’s Letters To Her Cassandra And Others.." See other formats.

  Jane Austen is typically described as having excellent health until the age of 40 and the onset of a mysterious and fatal illness, initially identified by Sir Zachary Cope in as Addison’s disease. Her biographers, deceived both by Cassandra Austen’s destruction of letters containing medical detail, and the cheerful high spirits of the existing letters, have seriously Cited by: 4. letters written by Jane Austen were destroyed, first by her sister Cassandra and then later by her niece Fanny Austen. As I read, I could not help but admire the task Tomalin took on, not only did she put that effort in to collate all that info, but than in this book she reconstructs it into a possible hypothesis that was Jane Austens life.4/5.

Missing six lines from Jane Austen letter discovered after years, and are revealed to be about laundry Cassandra Austen set about burning many of her sister's letters in an attempt to. - Buy Jane Austen's Letters book online at best prices in India on Read Jane Austen's Letters book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(33).


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Jane Austen's Letters: to her Sister Cassandra and Others Hardcover – January 1, by R. Chapman (Editor), Jane Austen (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from 5/5(1). Cassandra Austen, Jane's beloved sister If Cassandra were going to have her head cut off, Jane would insist on sharing her fate.” Mrs.

Austen Cassandra Austen - middle name Elizabeth - was born January 9,two years before her famed sister Jane.

In a family of 6 boys, the girls became fast and close. Some other letters, written to her sister Cassandra, appear in Mr. Austen Leigh's book, and it would seem that at Cassandra's death, inthe correspondence must have been divided, and whilst the bulk of it came to my mother, a number of letters passed into the possession of Mr.

Austen Leigh's sisters, from whom he obtained them. Description. In April Jane Austen, who was staying in London with her brother Henry, wrote to her sister letter includes news about family and friends, as well as references to Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility, which was published later that year.

News and gossip Austen was replying to a letter from Cassandra, who was staying with their brother Edward. Most of Jane Austen's letters are to her sister Cassandra, but there are also letters to her brothers, friends, and towards the end, her nieces and nephews as well as publishers.

The letters start off very conversationally with updates on family, friends, and acquaintances as well as minutia about dress and household cares.4/5(43). Jane Austen's letters to her sister Cassandra and others.

London, New York, Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Austen, Jane, Jane Austen's letters to her sister Cassandra and others.

London, New York, Oxford University Press, (OCoLC) Named Person. Notes on letters in Pride and Prejudice and the society of Jane Austen's day. Letters of Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra Austen,, Genre/Form: Personal correspondence Correspondence: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Austen, Jane, Jane Austen's letters to her sister Cassandra and others.

This new edition of Jane Austen's letters must surely take pride of place on the bookshelves of anyone who claims to love this extraordinary novelist. The minutiae of her daily existence are meticulously recorded, and it is Austen's talent for expressing the seemingly mundane that brings the author and her letters so remarkably to life/5(30).

The Austen family had a kind of love-hate relationship with Jane's genius and her writing career. They loved her, and they were proud of her, and they encouraged her to exercise her creative gifts, but they were also hyper- conscious of the fact t.

Most of Jane Austen's letters in this are addressed to her sister Cassandra, but there are also letters to her brothers, friends, and towards the end, her nieces and nephews as well as publishers.

For those who are interested, the very first letter has its mention of Tom Lefroy/5. On J Jane Austen died at the age of 41 of Addison's disease, a diagnosis that remains largely disputed.

Her last hours are described by her grieving sister Cassandra to Fanny Knight, Jane's beloved niece. Other posts that Tony Grant and I have written on the topic sit below. My dearest Fanny, Doubly. Most of Jane Austen's letters are to her sister Cassandra, but there are also letters to her brothers, friends, and towards the end, her nieces and nephews as well as publishers.

The letters start off very conversationally with updates on family, friends, and acquaintances as well as minutia about dress and household cares/5(33).

Unlike other popular Regency mysteries and romances, My Dear Charlotte is based on the letters of Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra.

While the story is new, the details having to do with balls, dinners, and other social events are given in the words of Jane Austen herself, making this a historical mystery novel of extraordinary veracity.

Description. Jane Austen wrote this letter to her sister Cassandra, who was then away from their home in Steventon, Hampshire. The letter is full of anecdote and gossip, with Austen keeping her sister informed of all the news of their friends, family and acquaintances.

There is little biographical information about Jane Austen's life except the few letters that survive and the biographical notes her family members wrote.

During her lifetime, Austen may have written as many as 3, letters, but only survived. Many of the letters were written to Austen's older sister Cassandra, who in burned the greater part of them and cut pieces Born: 16 DecemberSteventon. Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (9 January – 22 March ) was an amateur English watercolourist and the elder sister of Jane Austen.

The letters between the two sisters form a substantial foundation to scholarly understanding of the life of the novelist. Austen was born in at a rectory in Steventon, Hampshire, to the Rev.

George Austen Born: 9 JanuarySteventon, Hampshire, England. Cassandra was a jealous guardian of her sister’s private life, and after Jane’s death she censored the surviving letters, destroying many and cutting up others.

But Jane Austen’s own novels provide indisputable evidence that their author understood. Jane Austen's letters have had some detractors and some apologists. They have received little whole-hearted praise even from the 'idolators' of the novels. It has been assumed that they have little interest except for the few brief rays with which they illumine the history of the novels, and would be hardly readable if their author were not.

Jane Austen's Letters is a collection of letters mostly from Jane Austen, collected and edited by Deirdre Le Faye. The letters are dated from January 9th, to July 29th, The last three letters in the collection are Jane Austen's sister, Cassandra, writing about Jane's death.

This. Two years after Cassandra’s birth, the Austens were blessed with a second daughter, Jane. Wherever Cassandra went, Jane followed.

When year-old Cassandra was sent off to boarding school in8-year-old Jane demanded to go, refusing to be separated from her older sister.

Her role as Jane Austen’s friend and confidant cannot be undervalued and her contribution to what we know of Jane Austen’s life is significant. We have, not only letters written by Jane to Martha, but her collection of recipes used at Chawton were later were compiled into The Jane Austen Household Book and more lately, The Jane Austen Cookbook.The surviving Austen letters are worth reading as source material for the novelsor worth reading for their own sake, so enjoyable are their turns of phrase and withering characterizations.

Take a November, letter Austen wrote to her sister Cassandra (preserved in the so-called "Brabourne edition" of her letters).

Austen begins by.