Jane Austen: A Family Record by Deirdre Le FayeJane Austen: A Family Record by Deirdre Le Faye

Jane Austen: A Family Record

byDeirdre Le Faye

Paperback | December 8, 2003

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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.
Title:Jane Austen: A Family RecordFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:December 8, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521534178

ISBN - 13:9780521534178

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Table of Contents

Illustrations; Foreword by Joan Impey; Preface; Acknowledgments; 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, 1792-96; 8. Later years at Steventon, 1796-99; 9. The Leigh-Perrots and Bath, 1799-1801; 10. Bath and the West Country, 1801-1804; 11. Bath and Southampton, 1804-08; 12. Southampton and Chawton, 1808-09; 13. First publication, 1809-12; 14. Pride and Prejudice, 1813; 15. Mansfield Park and Emma, 1814-1815; 16. Emma and Persuasion, 1816-17; 17 Biography, 1817 and after; References; Bibliography; Family pedigrees; Origin and descent of biographical information on Jane Austen.

Editorial Reviews

'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