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A Memoir of Jane Austen: And Other Family Recollections

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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.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199540778
Author:
Austen-leigh, J. E.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Sutherland, Kathryn
Author:
Sutherland, Kathryn
Author:
Austen-Leigh, James Edward
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 haltones
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 1.1 in 0.575 lb

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