Jane Austen: A Family Record / Edition 2

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All the documented facts concerning the novelist are collected in this detailed account of Jane Austen's life, background and literary career. Her role within an affectionate and talented family group is described in the Austens' own words, showing how Jane was valued as daughter, sister, aunt and friend. The book demonstrates how Jane transformed the details of her peaceful life in the Hampshire countryside, along with the wartime careers of her brothers, into six novels that are among the most popular in the English language.

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'Indispensable … it is impossible to overestimate the value of this book.' The Jane Austen Society Newsletter

'Clear and quick-witted, this biography offers insights into Jane's personality and her relationships with her family and acquaintances … Not to be missed.' Good Book Guide

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521534178
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2013
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Deirdre Le Faye has been actively researching the life and times of Jane Austen and her family for the last thirty years. In 1995 she prepared a completely new edition of Jane Austen's Letters. She has also written several other books: a short illustrated biography, Jane Austen (1998), Jane Austen's 'Outlandish Cousin', the Life and Letters of Eliza de Feuillide (2002), and Jane Austen: The World of Her Novels (2002), as well as numerous articles in literary journals.

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Table of Contents

List of plates
Notes and abbreviations
Chronology of Jane Austen's life
1 Austens and Leighs, 1600-1764 1
2 Deane and Steventon, 1764-75 13
3 India and France, 1752-85 29
4 Childhood at Steventon, 1775-86 41
5 Family life, 1786-92 53
6 First compositions, 1787-92 66
7 The young Jane, 1792-6 80
8 Later years at Steventon, 1796-9 95
9 The Leigh-Perrots and Bath, 1799-1801 118
10 Bath and the West Country, 1801-4 132
11 Bath and Southampton, 1804-8 145
12 Southampton and Chawton, 1808-9 164
13 First publication, 1809-12 180
14 Pride and Prejudice, 1813 194
15 Mansfield Park and Emma, 1814-15 209
16 Emma and Persuasion, 1816-17 230
17 Biography, 1817 and after 255
Notes 286
Bibliography 321
Family pedigrees 345
Origin and descent of biographical information on Jane Austen 356
Index 359
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