The Chawton letters

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Oxford : Bodleian Library ;, 2018.
9781851244744, 1851244743


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Oxford : Bodleian Library ;, 2018.
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128 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 20 cm
9781851244744, 1851244743


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"First published in 2018 by the Bodleian Library... in association with Jane Austen's House Museum."--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.
In their celebration of 'little matters'-- the regular round of visiting, dining out, drinking tea, of reading and walking to the shops and sending to the post-- Jane Austen's letters and novels have many similarities. The thirteen letters collected by Jane Austen's House Museum, in Chawton, Hampshire and reproduced in this book give us intimate glimpses into her life in Bath and Chawton and on visits to London, many of their details finding echoes in her fiction. [This book] traces a lively story beginning in 1801, when, aged twenty-five, Jane Austen left Steventon in Hampshire to move to Bath. Later letters relish the shops, theatres and sights of London, but are interspersed from 1809 with the quieter routines of village life in Chawton, Hampshire, which was to be her home for the remainder of her short life. We learn here of her anxieties for the reception of Pride and Prejudice, her care in planning Mansfield Park and the hilarious negotiations over the publication of Emma. These letters, each accompanied by reproductions from the original manuscripts in Jane Austen's hand, testify to Jane's deep emotional bond with her sister: the most moving letter of all is that written by Cassandra only days after Jane's death in Winchester in July 1817.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Austen, J., & Sutherland, K. (2018). The Chawton letters . Bodleian Library ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 and Kathryn, Sutherland. 2018. The Chawton Letters. Bodleian Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 and Kathryn, Sutherland. The Chawton Letters Bodleian Library, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Austen, Jane, and Kathryn Sutherland. The Chawton Letters Bodleian Library ;, 2018.

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