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By James Edward Austen-Leigh

James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen used to be released in 1870, over fifty years after her demise. including the shorter memories of James Edward's sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir is still the major authority for her lifestyles and keeps to notify all next debts. those are relations stories, the checklist of Jane Austen's existence formed and constrained by means of the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews convalescing in outdated age the outlines of the younger aunt that they had each one identified. They nonetheless remembered the form of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand money owed carry her vividly prior to us. Their declared partiality additionally increases interesting concerns referring to biographical fact, and the phrases during 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 Notice" of 1818 and his much less recognized "Memoir" of 1833.

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Le Faye, Deirdre, ‘Sanditon: Jane Austen’s Manuscript and her Niece’s Continuation’, Review of English Studies,   (), –. Lynch, Deidre, ‘At Home with Jane Austen’, in Deidre Lynch and William B. ), Cultural Institutions of the Novel (Durham and London: Duke University Press, ). ), Janeites: Austen’s Disciples and Devotees (Princeton: Princeton University Press, ). ), Jane Austen’s Sanditon: A Continuation by her Niece; together with ‘Reminiscences of Aunt Jane’ by Anna Lefroy (Chicago: Chiron Press, ).

John Davie. —— Pride and Prejudice, ed. James Kinsley. —— Sense and Sensibility, ed. James Kinsley. Beeton, Isabella, Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management, ed. Nicola Humble. Burney, Fanny, Camilla, ed. Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom. —— Cecilia, ed. Peter Sabor and Margaret Anne Doody. —— Evelina, ed. Edward A. Bloom. Edgeworth, Maria, The Absentee, ed. W. J. McCormack and Kim Walker. —— Belinda, ed. Kathryn Kirkpatrick. —— Castle Rackrent, ed. George Watson. Ferrier, Susan, Marriage, ed.

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.   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 .

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