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A Memoir of Jane Austen

by James Edward Austen-Leigh

Condition: Excellent/None issued


The Folio Society, 1996. Folio edition in cream slip case. 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. reviewers says >>> Reading it brought me closer to Jane Austen and her family, rather like an oral contribution to family history, which is one of my interests. An enjoyable experience. . Hardback. Excellent/None issued. 20.5cm.


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