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Jane Austen's Letters
     

Jane Austen's Letters

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by Jane Austen
 

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Jane Austen's letters afford a unique insight into the daily life of the novelist: intimate and gossipy, observant and informative, they bring alive her family and friends, her surroundings and contemporary events with a freshness unparalleled in modern biographies. We recognize the unmistakable voice of the author of 'Pride and Prejudice, ' witty and amusing as she

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Jane Austen's letters afford a unique insight into the daily life of the novelist: intimate and gossipy, observant and informative, they bring alive her family and friends, her surroundings and contemporary events with a freshness unparalleled in modern biographies. We recognize the unmistakable voice of the author of 'Pride and Prejudice, ' witty and amusing as she describes the social life of town and country, thoughtful and constructive when writing about the business of literary composition.

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"Her dating...is painstaking and well-argued. She provides full textual notes, an excellent bibliography, full bibliographical and topographical indices as well as a general one, and a sensible preface...plainly indispensable to all genuine Austen enthusiasts, as well as scholars. To a historian they are invaluable and repay the closest study."—Sunday Telegraph

"[A] very welcome reappearance in print of the sisterly gossip of 'Divine Jane.'"—Literary Review

"In this new edition of the Letters, Austen is more sustained and controlled than ever, meticulously annotated and defined by Dierdre Le Faye's impressive editorial scholarship."—Times Literary Supplement

"[An] excellent new revised Oxford edition of the letters."—The London Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781414500225
Publisher:
Pavilion Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2004

Meet the Author

Deirdre Le Faye is Administrator at the British Museum. Her publications include Jane Austen: A Family Record, and co-author with Maggie Black of A Jane Austen Cookery Book.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date of Death:
July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:
Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:
Taught at home by her father

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