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A Memoir of Jane Austen

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This unique edition brings together for the first time Austen-Leigh's memoir of his aunt Jane Austen, together with shorter recollections by James Edward's two sisters. It also includes Jane's brother Henry's two biographical accounts.

A Memoir of Jane Austen

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Memoir of Jane Austen by Her Nephew James Edward Austen Leigh with Introduction Notes and Index by R W Chapman

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Memoir of Jane Austen

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A Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen Leigh by Jane Austen Delphi Classics Illustrated

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jane Austen’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Austen includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Memoir of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Austen’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

A Memoir of Jane Austen

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A MEMOIR OF JANE AUSTENA Memoir of Jane Austen is a biography of the novelist Jane Austen (1775-1817) published in 1869 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh. A second edition was published in 1871 which included previously unpublished Jane Austen writings. A family project, the biography was written by James Edward Austen-Leigh but owed much to the recollections of Jane Austen's many relatives. However, it was the decisions of her close friend and sister, Cassandra Austen, to destroy many of Jane's letters after her death that shaped the material available for the biography. Austen-Leigh described his "dear Aunt Jane" domestically, as someone who was uninterested in fame and who only wrote in her spare time. However, the manuscripts appended to the second edition suggest that Jane Austen was intensely interested in revising her manuscripts and was perhaps less content than Austen-Leigh described her. The Memoir does not attempt to unreservedly tell the story of Jane Austen's life. Following the Victorianconventions of biography, it kept much private information from the public, but family members disagreed over just how much should be revealed, for example, regarding Austen's romantic relationships. The Memoir introduced the public to the works of Jane Austen, generating interest in novels which only the literary elite had read up until that point. It remained the primary biographical work on the author for over half a century. In the late 1860s, the Austen family decided to write a biography of Jane Austen. The death of Sir Francis Austen, her last surviving sibling, and the ageing of those who had any memory of her prompted the family to gather their papers and to begin recording their memories. Public interest in Jane Austen was also developing and the family became concerned that an outsider or another branch of the family would produce a biography. James Edward Austen-Leigh, as the son of the eldest branch, "in a spirit of censorship as well as communication", thus began the project. With the help and support of his sisters and Jane Austen's nieces, he collected materials. The biography was largely the work of James Edward Austen-Leigh, his half-sister Jane Anna Elizabeth Austen Lefroy and, his younger sister Caroline Mary Craven Austen, and their cousin Cassy Esten. JAMES EDWARD AUSTEN-LEIGHJames Edward Austen-Leigh (1798-1874) is one of the nephews of the novelist Jane Austen. The son of James Austen, Jane Austen's elder brother, and his second wife Mary Lloyd, he is also the half-brother of Anna Austen, one of Jane Austen's two favorite nieces. James Austin-Leigh is best known as the author of the first biography of Jane Austen, A Memoir of Jane Austen. It is from the publication of A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1869 that the public begins to know Jane Austen; she had published all her novels in a very discreet, anonymous way as is the case for Sense and Sensibility (signed By A Lady, "by a lady"). This biography was then the reference work on it until 1913, when Richard Arthur and William Austen-Leigh published their Jane Austen: A Family Record, later taken up by Deirdre Le Faye. A Memoir of Jane Austen has been regularly reprinted since its first release in 1869, with, for example, the release in 2002 of the reissue presented by Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford University Press).

A Memoir of Jane Austen Classic Reprint

Author : James Edward Austen-Leigh
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Excerpt from A Memoir of Jane Austen Printed; and extracts are given from a novel which she had begun a few months before her death} but the chief addition is a short tale never before published, called 'lady Susan.' I regret that the little which I have been able to add could not appear in my First Edition as much of it was either unknown to me, or not at my command, when I first published; and I hope that I may claim some indulgent allowance for the difficulty of recovering little facts and feelings which had been merged half. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Memoir of Jane Austen

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How is this book unique? Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (100% Original content) Illustrated About A Memoir Of Jane Austen by James Edward Austen-Leigh A Memoir of Jane Austen is a biography of the novelist Jane Austen published by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh. A family project, the biography was written by James Edward Austen-Leigh but owed much to the recollections of Jane Austen's many relatives. Composition: In the late 1860s, the Austen family decided to write a biography of Jane Austen. The death of Sir Francis Austen, her last surviving sibling, and the ageing of those who had any memory of her prompted the family to gather their papers and to begin recording their memories. Public interest in Jane Austen was also developing and the family became concerned that an outsider or another branch of the family would produce a biography. James Edward Austen-Leigh, as the son of the eldest branch, "in a spirit of censorship as well as communication", thus began the project. With the help and support of his sisters and Jane Austen's nieces, he collected materials. The biography was largely the work of James Edward Austen-Leigh, his half-sister Jane Anna Elizabeth Austen Lefroy and, his younger sister Caroline Mary Craven Austen, and their cousin Cassy Esten. As Austen scholar Kathryn Sutherland points out in her "Introduction" to the Oxford edition of the Memoir, however, Austen-Leigh's biography is specific to the Steventon or Hampshire Austens, for whom Jane Austen is "nature-loving, religious, domestic, [and] middle class". The Godmersham or Kentish Austens viewed Jane Austen as more "inward and passionate...gentrified, improved willy-nilly by contact with her fine relations".Moreover, as Caroline wrote, "the generation who knew her is passing away".Much of the biography is based on the memories of those who had only known Jane Austen when they were children and she was their older aunt; the rest is based on written records passed down through the family. As Sutherland explains, "the major ingredients of the Memoir, as well as its reverent colouring, are owed, in one way or another, to Cassandra Austen."Cassandra was the executor of Jane's will and was responsible for the preservation and destruction of all remaining letters and manuscripts after Jane's death.According to Caroline Austen, one of Jane Austen's nieces, Cassandra "looked [the letters] over and burnt the greater part, (as she told me), 2 or 3 years before her own death--She left, or gave some as legacies to the Nieces--but of those that I have seen, several had portions cut out".Thus, while writing the Memoir, Austen-Leigh did not have access to large numbers of Jane Austen's letters. Furthermore, the rest had been scattered as bequests; a complete collection of Jane Austen's letters was only gathered in 1932.

A Memoir of Jane Austen

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A Memoir of Jane Austen is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1886. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

A Memoir of Jane Austen Annotated and Illustrated

Author : James Edward Austen-Leigh
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A Memoir of Jane Austen By James Edward Austen-Leigh An Annotated and Illustrated Version.James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was published in 1870, over fifty years after her death. Together with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir remains the prime authority for her life and continues to inform all subsequent accounts. These are family memories, the record of Jane Austen's life shaped and limited by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recovering in old age the outlines of the young aunt they had each known. They still remembered the shape of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand accounts bring her vividly before us. Their declared partiality also raises fascinating issues concerning biographical truth, and the terms in which all biography functions.

A Memoir of Jane Austen

Author : James Edward Austen Leigh
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A Memoir of Jane Austen is a biography of the novelist Jane Austen published in 1869 by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh. A second edition was published in 1871 which included previously unpublished Jane Austen writing

A Memoir of Jane Austen

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A Memoir of Jane Austen

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MEMOIR OF JANE AUSTEN

Author : James Edward 1798-1874 Austen-Leigh
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Memoir of Jane Austen

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A Memoir of Jane Austen

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A Memoir of Jane Austen. By J.E. Austen Leigh and Jane Austen

A Memoir of Jane Austen

Author : James Edward Austen Leigh
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In the mid-nineteenth century, as Jane Austen's fame grew, her family was under increasing pressure to provide details about her life and work. Her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, who had known her personally, collected a series of reminiscences, letters and family documents and put them together in this very first full-length biography of Jane Austen, published in 1870. Concentrating on his aunt Jane's life in rural southern England, he made public for the first time the domestic and social context which nurtured her and within which she wrote her famous novels. He also gave previously unknown details about her efforts to publish her work, including some of her correspondence. At the same time he created a partial portrait of a modest, unassuming and devout woman, living 'in entire seclusion from the literary world', which has influenced Austen scholarship ever since.

A Memoir of Jane Austen by Her Nephew

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A Memoir of Jane Austen

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When James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his famous aunt was published in 1870, far from satisfying public curiosity about Jane Austen as the family had intended, it simply raised a series of new questions, particularly about Jane Austen's unpublished work, which had been mentioned only in passing. Austen Leigh was persuaded to issue a much-expanded second edition in 1871. Here he included for the first time the complete texts of Jane Austen's novel in letters, Lady Susan, and the fragmentary novel The Watsons, as well as a brief summary of her last unfinished work, later known as Sanditon. At the same time he took the opportunity to revise the biographical sections of the Memoir partly to include new information that had come to light since the first edition, so that all in all the second edition has a significance for Austen scholars quite separate from the first.

Jane Austen Persuasion with a Memoir of Jane Austen

Author : James Edward Austen-Leigh
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