The Letters of Jane Austen
Jane Austen, Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
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First published in 1932, this fantastic volume contains a large collection of letters written by famous English author Jane Austen. Although on the surface a series of discussions about silk stockings, dinner menus and attending dances, and other trivial matters, these letters offer the reader unique insights in the life and mind of this great author. “The Letters of Jane Austen” is not to be missed by those who have read and enjoyed her works and especially those wishing to learn something about the life Jane Austen led on a day-to-day basis. Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) was an English author known primarily for her novels, which critique the 18th century English upper classes and contemporary novels of sensibility. Her use of irony coupled with biting social commentary and realism have led to her wide acclaim amongst scholars and critics, her work contributing to the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Other notable works by this author include: “Sense and Sensibility” (1811), “Pride and Prejudice” (1813), and “Mansfield Park” (1814). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.
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