Jane Austen - Her Life And Letters - A Family Record

Jane Austen - Her Life And Letters - A Family Record

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by William Austen-Leigh
     
 

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A beautiful biography, thoroughly researched from family records, this biography looks past the success of her books to see the real women. Studying her personal correspondence to friends and family. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing

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A beautiful biography, thoroughly researched from family records, this biography looks past the success of her books to see the real women. Studying her personal correspondence to friends and family. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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ISBN-13:
9781406727715
Publisher:
Hesperides Press
Publication date:
05/08/2006
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

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Jane Austen: Her Life and Letters: A Family Record (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ReaderVA More than 1 year ago
Anyone who is interested in Jane Austen's life should approach this book with the understanding that it was written by her great-nephew and his nephew. There's a noticeable effort to portray "Aunt Jane" as sweet, even-tempered, loving, and almost saint-like. Don't expect any insight into Austen's work or jarring revelations about her life. The letters themselves are mundane to the point of being boring. Unless you're a true Janeite, stick with her novels - you'll enjoy them much more than this memoir.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so enjoyed all the details of Jane Austen, her family and her heritage? Learning about her gives you an intamacy into the author that you haven't gotten in her writings alone. Thank you for putting together such personal knowledge of our beloved author, and one of my personal favorites.
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