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"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...read more
From the nephew of beloved author Jane Austen comes a biography of J. E. Austen-Leigh's 'dear Aunt Jane.' A family project that includes insights from those who knew Austen best, this memoir introduced the general public to the great novelist's works and delivers a cornucopia of delights for Austenphiles today. Published over fifty years after Austen's death, these family memories present Jane Austen in full, deepening listeners' relationship with and appreciation of the classic...read more