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Jane Austen
Essays & Correspondence
Pavilion Press (May 28, 2003)
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JANE AUSTEN, HER LIFE AND LETTERS by William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh. The Complete Works of. JANE AUSTEN. By Delphi Classics, 2014. Interested in Early Nineteenth Century literature?

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Jane Austen completed only six official works during her lifetime

Jane Austen completed only six official works during her lifetime.

We know that after Jane Austen’s death, Cassandra Austen, her beloved older sister, was no exception to destruction or censorship of this kind and quantities of Jane’s letters may have been destroyed.

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Excellent compilation of Jane Austen's letters.
  • you secret
There are some real problems with the paperback editions, and luckily I read about them before deciding to purchase the hardcover fourth edition of this book, which has all the letters in date order, with copious annotations and indices for the scholar. I've been reading and re-reading Austen's novels for decades and somehow missed her letters. What a treasure trove they prove to be! Unfortunately, her family destroyed some of them for fear of embarrassing people; what a shame! All those people have been moldering in their graves for more than 200 years, yet the letters that remain show the same wit and incisive knowledge of human nature that makes her books timeless classics. The hardcover edition is an excellent one, with good paper, secure binding, and an easy-to-read font. There are literally hundreds of pages of notes and indices, so whether you're a fan of Austen, a scholar, or just fond of this literary format, you can get as much (or as little) information as you want. The letters are more than just intelligent, charming and often humorous...there are some that draw tears. I was particularly moved by Jane's sister's letters to family and friends, written just after Jane's death. I highly recommend this book - but only in this edition!
  • Beranyle
The content is great, and gives an insight into Jane Austen's stream of consciousness to her sister, and interesting tidbits about late 18th and early 19th century everyday life. What a gossip she was! Life before TV, Radio and even railway travel certainly was, to our point of view, very confined. But her world was her area of expertise. Her brothers went out and saw the world beyond England. She loved the Navy and I find it sad that she never seems to have boarded a ship, even in dock - but it doesn't seem to have occurred to her that she should or could have. She saw the world through her sailor brothers' eyes, and drew that world into her novels, Mansfield Park and Persuasion in particular, again through the eyes of her male characters.
If Ms. LeFaye had not added extensive notes at the back, this would be hard to follow. The comings and goings of the Janes and Marys, Georges and Edwards, would quite lose me. There are the Coopers, Biggs, and Lefroys - to the JA newbie, this would be very confusing indeed, but Le Faye has pages of notes of Who's Who at the back, Just as good, the Houses and Locations where these people live, are noted also. You need two bookmarks, This is a great companion book for Claire Tomalin's biography of JA, as you can go from one to the other, making a kind of fuller picure out of a jumble of people, places and homes. Read Tomalin first.
The book itself, being used and offered at half-price, was buyer-beware, and the front pages were loose in the binding and soon fell out. However it is a hardback. I am very pleased with my purchase.
  • Enone
I would like to mention that this page is quite misleading. This book is not at all the same as the one labeled "Jane Austen's Letters (Paperback)" for $19.79, which is what I thought I had ordered. In fact, that was the page that I had originally gone to when I added it to my cart so how I ended up with this is beyond me. When I removed this from the box I was baffled, as I clearly recalled a color cover and that it had been described as being over 600 pages.

This book has a cheap cover and poor binding, and is only 112 pages long. It includes only the bare bones of her correspondence; that is, her letters to others. Letters to her or explanations of what events were occurring at the time the letters were written are completely absent.

A word of warning: double check what ends up in your cart when ordering. I added the $19.79 "Jane Austen's Letters (Paperback)" to my cart from that page, but was charged for and received this cheap, flimsy little book. Looking at the pages for the books, it seems that the same reviews appear on both of them, and that they are considered one and the same. The "look inside" feature on the cheaper version even redirects you to a preview of the more expensive 600+ page version. Apparently these books are considered one and the same but let me assure you, they aren't!

I will now have to go back and buy the edition I thought I had ordered. However, I will be using Barnes and this time to ensure that I get what I order.
  • Tygokasa
I ordered Deirdre Le Faye's edition of Jane Austen's Letters with a certain amount of trepidation, which only increased when I received the book and realized its size. I am a huge Jane Austen fan, but I was afraid her personal letters might be boring, confusing, and hard to wade through. I was wrong!!! The very first letter, with its mention of Tom Lefroy, had me hooked! Jane Austen's letters are every bit as engaging as her novels. They are full of the wit and humor with which those of who read her novels are very familiar. It is such an amazing treat to get a glimpse at who Jane Austen really was to her family and friends.

Most of Jane Austen's letters are to her sister Cassandra, but there are also letters to her brothers, friends, and towards the end, her nieces and nephews as well as publishers. The letters start off very conversationally with updates on family, friends, and acquaintances as well as minutia about dress and household cares. Towards the end there are many references to her novels and their publication, and Jane Austen's excitement over publication and popular success as a novelist is very evident. Jane Austen even gives advice on love and marriage to one of her nieces. I must confess, the last several letters before her death and Cassandra's letters afterwards were very sobering after hundreds of pages of almost pure delight.

As much as I enjoyed Deirdre Le Faye's edition of Jane Austen's Letters, I do realize it is not for everyone. Since there are so many family members and friends mentioned in the letters, it would help to have read biographical material about Jane Austen previous to reading her letters. Otherwise, the letters may be a bit confusing. I believe this edition is the most current and up-to-date compilation of her letters, and I would highly recommend it to serious Jane Austen fans already somewhat familiar with her life.