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Jane Austen S Letters

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9780199576074
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The fourth edition of Jane Austen's Letters incorporates the findings of new scholarship to enrich our understanding of Austen and give us the fullest view yet of her life and family. The biographical and topographical indexes have been updated, a new subject index has been created, and the contents of the notes added to the general index.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Illustrated Letters Of Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 0517888335
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The new readers brought to the works of Jane Austen through the film versions of Pride and Prejudice, the soon-to-be released Emma, and the Academy Award-nominated Sense and Sensibility will enjoy discovering the author's personal side through this richly illustrated collection of her letters. 320 illustrations, 120 in full color.
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My Dear Cassandra

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : UOM:39015021832962
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Abundantly illustrated, this collection of Jane Austen's letters--the only collection that is illustrated--provides an entertaining glimpse into the novelist's life that will delight old fans and attract new ones. 120 full-color and 200 black-and-white illustrations.
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Author : Jane Austen
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Letters Of Jane Austen

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9781442944237
Genre : Fiction
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Various facets of Jane Austen's personality are brought to life before the readers through this collection of her letters. Reflective of the personal life of the great novelist with all its ups and downs, The chronological compilation also sheds light on the brilliant works penned by her. Informative!
Category: Fiction

Jane Austen A Family Record

Author : Deirdre Le Faye
ISBN : 0521534178
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is the outcome of years of research in Austen archives, and stems from the original family biography by W. and R. A. Austen-Leigh, Jane Austen: her Life and Letters. Jane Austen, A Family Record was first published in 1989, and this new edition incorporates information that has come to light since then, and provides new illustrations and updated family trees. Le Faye gives a detailed account of Austen s life and literary career. She has collected together documented facts as well as the traditions concerning the novelist, and places her within the context of a widespread, affectionate and talented family group. Readers will learn how Austen transformed the stuff of her peaceful life in the Hampshire countryside into six novels that are amongst the most popular in the English language. This fascinating record of Austen and her family will be of great interest to general readers and scholars alike.
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Collection Of Letters

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9783746032412
Genre : Fiction
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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary, have earned her acclaim among critics and scholars. With the publications of "Sense and Sensibility" (1811), "Pride and Prejudice" (1813), "Mansfield Park" (1814) and "Emma" (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion", both published posthumously in 1818, and began another, eventually titled "Sanditon", but died before its completion. She also left behind three volumes of juvenile writings in manuscript and another unfinished novel, "The Watsons". Her six full-length novels have rarely been out of print, although they were published anonymously and brought her moderate success and little fame during her lifetime. A significant transition in her posthumous reputation occurred in 1833, when her novels were republished in Richard Bentley's Standard Novels series, illustrated by Ferdinand Pickering, and sold as a set. They gradually gained wider acclaim and popular readership. In 1869, fifty-two years after her death, her nephew's publication of "A Memoir of Jane Austen" introduced a compelling version of her writing career and supposedly uneventful life to an eager audience. Austen has inspired a large number of critical essays and literary anthologies. Her novels have inspired many films, from 1940's "Pride and Prejudice" to more recent productions like "Sense and Sensibility" (1995) and "Love & Friendship" (2016).
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Letters To Alice

Author : Fay Weldon
ISBN : 9781444717662
Genre : Fiction
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Alice is an eighteen-year-old student and aspiring novelist with green spiky hair, a child of the modern age who recoils at the idea of reading Jane Austen. In a sequence of letters reminiscent of Jane Austen's to her own neice, 'aunt' Fay examines the rewards of such study. Not only is her correspondence a revealing tribute to a great writer - it is also an original and rewarding exploration of the craft of fiction itself.
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In Search Of Jane Austen

Author : Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade
ISBN : 9780199945122
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Along with Shakespeare, Jane Austen (1775-1817) can be said to be the most widely studied author in the history of English literature. But unlike Shakespeare, her language has received little scholarly attention. This is especially true for the language of her letters. Jane Austen's letters, mostly addressed to her sister Cassandra but to various other people as well, have been described as the equivalent of telephone conversations, and if you read them, you can almost hear her speak. We do not have access to actual speech from the time in which she lived, but the letters take us as close to the spoken language of the period as you might hope to get. They are therefore a veritable linguistic goldmine. This study, for the first time, offers a detailed sociolinguistic account of all aspects of the language of her letters: spelling, vocabulary and grammar. It also produces some evidence of pronunciation as well as of local dialectal usage. The analysis shows Jane Austen to be rather idiosyncratic in her language use: she was consistent in her spelling (though she had unusual spelling preferences), not very innovative in her vocabulary (though she did coin a few new words), and not quite representative of grammatical developments of the times (though her usage differed depending on who she wrote to, her sister, her publisher or her nieces and nephews). This study of Jane Austen's private language use shows the extent to which she varied in her language use, just like any of us do today, while is also provides evidence both for a date of her unfinished novel The Watsons (for the first time on linguistic grounds) and for the interplay there must have been between the editors of her novels and her own linguistic preferences, in the field of spelling and otherwise.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines