Letters of Jane Austen (Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies)

Letters of Jane Austen (Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies)

By: Jane Austen (author), Baron Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen Lord Brabourne (editor)Other Formats

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The son of Jane Austen's 'favourite niece' Fanny Knight, Lord Brabourne had inherited a large number of letters from Jane Austen including some to her sister Cassandra and others to members of the Knight family. The Letters of Jane Austen (2 volumes, 1884) not only publishes these letters for the first time, but sets them in a family context drawn from the reminiscences of those who knew Jane Austen personally. The letters begin in 1796, when Jane Austen was twenty, and end with her death in 1817; they are informal, even intimate, in tone, and they range across domestic, family, social and literary topics. The letters are framed by a biographical essay and some other previously unpublished family documents. As a whole the material gave unprecedented access to the mind of a writer beginning, in the late nineteenth century, to be recognised as one of Britain's greatest novelists.

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Volume I: Introduction; 1. Godmersham and Goodnestone; 2. Austens and Knights; 3. Steventon and Chawton, Winchester; 4. The novels; 5. The novels; Letters; Volume II: Letters (continued); Letters from Miss Cassandra Austen to her niece Miss Knight; Verses enclosed in one of the letters of 1807; Appendices.

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  • publication date: 24/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781108003384
  • Format: Other Formats, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 774
  • ID: 9781108003384
  • weight: 1290
  • ISBN10: 1108003389

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