A Memoir of Jane Austen: And Other Family Recollections (Oxford World's Classics)

A Memoir of Jane Austen: And Other Family Recollections (Oxford World's Classics)

James Edward Austen-Leigh, Kathryn Sutherland


James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen used to be released in 1870, over fifty years after her dying. including the shorter reminiscences of James Edward's sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir continues to be the top authority for her existence and maintains to notify all next debts. those are kin stories, the list of Jane Austen's existence formed and constrained through the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recuperating in outdated age the outlines of the younger aunt they'd each one identified. They nonetheless remembered the form of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand debts deliver her vividly prior to us. Their declared partiality additionally increases attention-grabbing concerns bearing on biographical fact, and the phrases within which all biography functions.

This version brings jointly for the 1st time those 3 memoirs, and in addition comprises Jane's brother Henry Austen's "Biographical become aware of" of 1818 and his much less recognized "Memoir" of 1833.

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