Memoir Of Jane Austen By James Edward Austen-leigh

Memoir Of Jane Austen By James Edward Austen-leigh


The Memoir of my Aunt, Jane Austen, has been received with more favour than I had ventured to expect. The notices taken of it in the periodical press, as well as letters addressed to me by many with whom I am not personally acquainted, show that an unabated interest is still taken in every particular that can be told about her. I am thus encouraged not only to offer a Second Edition of the Memoir, but also to enlarge it with some additional matter which I might have scrupled to intrude on the public if they had not thus seemed to call for it. In the present Edition, the narrative is somewhat enlarged, and a few more letters are added; with a short specimen of her childish stories. The cancelled chapter of Persuasion is given, in compliance with wishes both publicly and privately expressed. A fragment of a story entitled The Watsons is printed; and extracts are given from a novel which she had begun a few months before her death; but the chief addition is a short tale never before published, called Lady Susan. I regret that the little which I have been able to add could not appear in my First Edition; as much of it was either unknown to me, or not at my command, when I first published; and I hope that I may claim some indulgent allowance for the difficulty of recovering little facts and feelings which had been merged half a century deep in oblivion. James Edward Austen-Leigh in the Preface to Memoir of Jane Austen

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  • 01 – Preface and Chapter 1: Introductory Remarks–Birth of Jane Austen–Her Family
    Duração: 23min | 26/10/2017
  • 02 – Description of Steventon–Life at Steventon–Changes of Habits and Customs in the last Century
    Duração: 33min | 25/10/2017
  • 03 – Early Compositions–Friends at Ashe–A very Old Letter–Lines on the Death of Mrs. Lefroy–Observations on Jane Austen’s Letter-writing–Letters
    Duração: 36min | 24/10/2017
  • 04 – Removal from Steventon–Residence at Bath and at Southampton–Settling at Chawton
    Duração: 23min | 23/10/2017
  • 05 – Description of Jane Austen’s person, character, and tastes
    Duração: 18min | 22/10/2017
  • 06 – Habits of Composition resumed after a long interval–First publication–The interest taken by the Author in the success of her Works
    Duração: 18min | 21/10/2017
  • 07 – Seclusion from the literary world–Notice from the Prince Regent–Correspondence with Mr. Clarke–Suggestions to alter her style of writing
    Duração: 31min | 20/10/2017
  • 08 – Slow growth of her fame–Ill success of first attempts at publication–Two Reviews of her works contrasted
    Duração: 13min | 19/10/2017
  • 09 – Opinions expressed by eminent persons–Opinions of others of less eminence–Opinion of American readers
    Duração: 13min | 18/10/2017
  • 10 – Observations on the Novels
    Duração: 09min | 17/10/2017
  • 11 – Declining health of Jane Austen–Elasticity of her spirits–Her resignation and humility–Her death
    Duração: 27min | 16/10/2017
  • 12 – The Cancelled Chapter of ‘Persuasion.’
    Duração: 23min | 15/10/2017
  • 13 – The Last Work
    Duração: 20min | 14/10/2017
  • 14 – Chapter 14: Postscript
    Duração: 07min | 13/10/2017