A Memoir of Jane Austen

A Memoir of Jane Austen

And Other Family Recollections

eBook - 2002
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Presents James Edward Austen-Leigh's memoir of his aunt Jane Austen published in 1870, along with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, and Jane's brother Henry's "Biographical Notice" of 1818. The recollections provide family memories of Jane Austen, colored by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and a nephew, recalling the younger Jane Austen some 50 years after her death. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Oxford University Press
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.

This edition brings together for the first time these three memoirs, and also includes Jane's brother Henry Austen's "Biographical Notice" of 1818 and his less known "Memoir" of 1833.

Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780585486147
058548614X
0192840746
9780192840745
Characteristics: 1 online resource (lxii, 276 pages) : illustrations
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Additional Contributors: Sutherland, Kathryn

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