A Memoir of Jane Austen: And Other Family Recollections by James Edward Austen-Leigh

By James Edward Austen-Leigh

James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen used to be released in 1870, over fifty years after her demise. including the shorter memories of James Edward's sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir continues to be the major authority for her existence and keeps to notify all next money owed. those are relations stories, the checklist of Jane Austen's existence formed and constrained by way of the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recuperating in previous age the outlines of the younger aunt that they had every one identified. They nonetheless remembered the form of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand money owed carry her vividly ahead of us. Their declared partiality additionally increases interesting concerns bearing on biographical fact, and the phrases within which all biography functions.

This variation brings jointly for the 1st time those 3 memoirs, and likewise comprises Jane's brother Henry Austen's "Biographical Notice" of 1818 and his much less recognized "Memoir" of 1833.

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John Davie —— Persuasion, ed. John Davie. —— Pride and Prejudice, ed. James Kinsley. —— Sense and Sensibility, ed. James Kinsley. Beeton, Isabella, Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management, ed. Nicola Humble. Burney, Fanny, Camilla, ed. Edward A. Bloom and Lillian D. Bloom. —— Cecilia, ed. Peter Sabor and Margaret Anne Doody. —— Evelina, ed. Edward A. Bloom. Edgeworth, Maria, The Absentee, ed. W. J. McCormack and Kim Walker. —— Belinda, ed. Kathryn Kirkpatrick. —— Castle Rackrent, ed. George Watson.

Kathryn Kirkpatrick. —— Castle Rackrent, ed. George Watson. Ferrier, Susan, Marriage, ed. Herbert Foltinek and Kathryn Kirkpatrick. Select Bibliography lvii Gaskell, Elizabeth, The Life of Charlotte Brontë, ed. Angus Easson. Opie, Amelia, Adeline Mowbray, ed. Shelley King and John B. Pierce. Scott, Sir Walter, The Antiquary, ed. Nicola Watson. —— Waverley, ed. Claire Lamont. Staël, Mme de, Corinne, trans. and ed. Sylvia Raphael. A CHRONOLOGY OF THE AUSTEN FAMILY   April, Marriage of the Revd George Austen and Cassandra Leigh.

A. DeWolfe Howe, ‘A Jane Austen Letter With Other “Janeana” From an Old Book of Autographs’, Yale Review,  (–), . Note on the Texts li autograph manuscripts or later typescripts. All are accounts, drawn up late in life, by members of Jane Austen’s family or close connections who knew her personally. In their various ways, these further recollections represent the decomposition or pre-texts of the Memoir. In the Memoir Austen-Leigh’s footnotes appear at the foot of the page. A degree sign (°) indicates an editorial note at the back of the book.

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