By James Edward Austen-Leigh

ISBN-10: 0192840746

ISBN-13: 9780192840745

Jane Austen (as is so cogently famous during this quantity) won little discover or reputation in the course of her unfortunately brief existence. Likewise, except her six novels and a few letters, little fundamental facts exists to enlighten her admirers. regrettably, it was once universal within the nineteenth century for households to burn all fabrics believed to be too own or too revealing.

In project to jot down this "memoir" concerning the lifetime of his magnificent aunt, J.E.Austen-Leigh certainly the mores of the days in preserving her privateness. however the little he tells his readers approximately his stories of Jane Austen are worthy a cautious perusal, if simply simply because he knew her. those that be aware of from her books concerning the sharpness of her humorousness and satire will take with a grain of salt her portrayal right here as consistently genteel and decorous. yet he does have the ability to express a feeling of her playfulness, creativity, and inventiveness, and he's justified in touching on her as a genius.

Written in a now antiquated kind, parts of this narrow memoir could be demanding going, however it is definitely worth the attempt.

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Harding (Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, ). —— A Memoir of Jane Austen, with an introduction by Fay Weldon (reprint of R. W. ; London: Century Hutchinson, ; and Folio Society, ). ; London: Routledge/Thoemmes Press, ). Contemporary Reviews of J. E.  [Margaret O. Oliphant], Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine,  (), – (reviewed with A. G. L’Estrange’s Life of Mary Russell Mitford). [Richard Simpson], North British Review,  (), –. [Henry F. Chorley], Quarterly Review,  (), – (with L’Estrange’s Life of Mitford).

July/August, Austen family move to Steventon.   June, Henry Austen born at Steventon.   January, Cassandra Austen born at Steventon;  March, the Revd Austen becomes Rector of Deane as well as Steventon; Pupils are boarded at Steventon from now until .   April, Francis (Frank) Austen born at Steventon.   December, JA born at Steventon.   June, Charles Austen born at Steventon.  Marriage of JA’s cousin, Eliza Hancock, to Jean-François Capot de Feuillide, in France.

Shelley King and John B. Pierce. Scott, Sir Walter, The Antiquary, ed. Nicola Watson. —— Waverley, ed. Claire Lamont. Staël, Mme de, Corinne, trans. and ed. Sylvia Raphael. A CHRONOLOGY OF THE AUSTEN FAMILY   April, Marriage of the Revd George Austen and Cassandra Leigh.   February, James Austen, JEAL’s father and JA’s eldest brother, born at Deane.   August, George Austen the younger born at Deane.   October, Edward Austen born at Deane.  July/August, Austen family move to Steventon.

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