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Jane Austen: A Family Record / Edition 2

Jane Austen: A Family Record / Edition 2

by Deirdre Le FayeDeirdre Le Faye


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521534178
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/13/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.79(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Illustrations; Foreword Joan Impey; Preface; Acknowledgments; Notes and Abbreviations; Chronology of Jane Austen's life; 1. Austens and Leighs, 1600–1764; 2. Deane and Steventon, 1764–75; 3. India and France, 1752–85; 4. Childhood and Steventon, 1775–86; 5. Family Life, 1786–92; 6. First compositions, 1787–92; 7. The young Jane, 1792–6; 8. Later years at Steventon, 1796–9; 9. The Leigh-Perrots and Bath, 1799–1801; 10. Bath and the West Country, 1801–4; 11. Bath and Southampton, 1804–8; 12. Southampton and Chawton, 1808–9; 13. First publication, 1809–12; 14. Pride and Prejudice, 1813; 15. Mansfield Park and Emma, 1814–15; 16. Emma and Persuasion, 1816–17; 17. Biography, 1817 and after; References; Bibliography; Family pedigrees; Origin and descent of biographical information on Jane Austen.

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