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Jane Austen: A Family Record

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521826914

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  • All the documented facts concerning the novelist are collected in this detailed account of Jane Austen's life, background and literary career. Her role within an affectionate and talented family group is described in the Austens' own words, showing how Jane was valued as daughter, sister, aunt and friend. The book demonstrates how Jane transformed the details of her peaceful life in the Hampshire countryside, along with the wartime careers of her brothers, into six novels that are among the most popular in the English language.

    • Well-written biography of Austen for the general reader
    • Unique insight into Jane Austen's family background and the way she transformed the circumstances of her own life into her novels
    • New, expanded and updated edition of very successful book of 1989 by leading Austen scholar
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Indispensable … it is impossible to overestimate the value of this book.' The Jane Austen Society Newsletter

    'Clear and quick-witted, this biography offers insights into Jane's personality and her relationships with her family and acquaintances … Not to be missed.' Good Book Guide

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521826914
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Joan Impey
    Notes and Abbreviations
    Chronology of Jane Austen's life
    1. Austens and Leighs, 1600–1764
    2. Deane and Steventon, 1764–75
    3. India and France, 1752–85
    4. Childhood and Steventon, 1775–86
    5. Family Life, 1786–92
    6. First compositions, 1787–92
    7. The young Jane, 1792–6
    8. Later years at Steventon, 1796–9
    9. The Leigh-Perrots and Bath, 1799–1801
    10. Bath and the West Country, 1801–4
    11. Bath and Southampton, 1804–8
    12. Southampton and Chawton, 1808–9
    13. First publication, 1809–12
    14. Pride and Prejudice, 1813
    15. Mansfield Park and Emma, 1814–15
    16. Emma and Persuasion, 1816–17
    17. Biography, 1817 and after
    Family pedigrees
    Origin and descent of biographical information on Jane Austen.

  • Author

    Deirdre Le Faye
    Deirdre Le Faye has been actively researching the life and times of Jane Austen and her family for the last thirty years. In 1995 she prepared a completely new edition of Jane Austen's Letters. She has also written several other books: a short illustrated biography, Jane Austen (1998), Jane Austen's 'Outlandish Cousin', the Life and Letters of Eliza de Feuillide (2002), and Jane Austen: The World of her Novels (2002), as well as numerous articles in literary journals.


    Joan Impey

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