You see, I decided I wanted to get more literated by reading the "classicals" in between my steady flow of science fiction, mystery and horror. The question was where to begin. It also made me made retrospectively pleased that I named my youngest daughter Sydney.
A Novel, 3 volumes London: Printed for the author by C. A Novel 3 volumes, London: Printed for John Murray, [i.
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, 4 volumes London: John Murray, [i. Lady Susan, and the Watsons New York: Volume the First [Juvenilia], edited by Chapman Oxford: Volume the Third [Juvenilia], edited by Chapman Oxford: Volume the Second [Juvenilia], edited by B.
Clarendon Press, ; republished with revisions to notes and appendices by Mary Lascelles Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pride and Prejudice, edited by Frank W. Chapman, second edition, corrected Oxford: Jane Austen's Manuscript Letters in Facsimile: Southern Illinois University Press, As the contemporary novelist Fay Weldon puts it, for generations of students and the educated reading public in many countries, Austen's novels represent literature with a capital "L.
Jane Austen was born into the rural professional middle class. Her father, George Austenwas a country clergyman at Steventon, a small village in the southern English county of Hampshire.
He had risen by merit from a Kentish family in trade and the lower professions. Jane Austen's mother, Cassandra Leigh Austenwas from a higher social rank, minor gentry related distantly to titled people, but once she married the Reverend Austen in she entered wholeheartedly and with humor into the domestic life and responsibilities of managing a household economy by no means luxurious, bearing eight children--six sons and two daughters.
In this setting the Austens mingled easily with other gentrified professionals and with local gentry families. Yet they were also linked, though tenuously in some ways, with the larger world of fashionable society and of patronage, politics, and state.
George Austen owed his education at Oxford University to his own merit as a student at Tonbridge School, but he owed his clerical position, or "living," at Steventon to the patronage of a wealthy relative, Thomas Knight of Godmersham Park, Kent, who held the appointment in his gift.
Later the Knights, who were childless, adopted one of the Austens' sons, Edward, as their own son and heir to their estates in Kent and Hampshire. Local friends of the Austens included the Reverend George Lefroy and his wife, Anne, sister of an eccentric, novel-writing, obsessively aristocratic Kentish squire, Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges.
She "took up" the young Jane Austen and encouraged her intellectual development. Other close friends were Mary and Martha Lloyd, daughters of a neighboring clergyman, whose mother was the daughter of a royal governor of South Carolina.
Austen's brothers, apart from Edward, went in for genteel but demanding professions.
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Her eldest brother, Jameswho had literary tastes and intellectual interests, followed his father's path to St. John's College, Oxford, and eventually became his father's successor as rector of Steventon.
Her second brother, Georgewas born handicapped and did not play a part in the family life.Jane Austen. December 16, July 18, Nationality: British; English Birth Date: December 16, Death Date: July 18, Genre(s): FICTION; NOVELS Table of Contents: Biographical and Critical Essay Northanger Abbey.
The time of Jane Austen was an historical period in which English fashion moved away, for a time, from the more restrictive undergarments. Such things were . Apr 13, · Jane Austen on Letter Writing Dear Reader, One thing I have in common with Jane Austen is the love of writing letters!
“As far as I have had opportunity of judging, it appears to me that the usual style of letter–writing among women is faultless, except in three particulars.” Author: Old-Fashioned Charm. To attempt to write like Jane Austen would be a mistake for any modern writer.
One may profitably study and emulate her techniques, but not her writing style, which is a product of and a reflection of an historic period which no longer exists. THE third division consists of four letters written from Bath in May and June, , when Mr.
Austen of Godmersham had taken a house for a month, in order that the former might "try the waters" for the benefit of his health, which was supposed to be delicate; the experiment seems to have been successful, for he lived fifty-three years longer, dying at Godmersham in December. Family. Jane Austen was born in Steventon, Hampshire, on 16 December She was born a month later than her parents expected; her father wrote of her arrival in a letter that her mother "certainly expected to have been brought to bed a month ago".