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The Illustrated Letters Of Jane Austen : Selected and Introduced by Penelope Hughes-Hallett - Penelope Hughes-Hallet

The Illustrated Letters Of Jane Austen

Selected and Introduced by Penelope Hughes-Hallett

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2019
ISBN: 9781849945349
Number Of Pages: 160

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A striking account of the letters and correspondence of Jane Austen, beautifully illustrated and back in publication.

It has been said that Jane Austen the woman and Jane Austen the author are all of a piece, and nowhere is this more evident to the lovers of her novels than in the pages of her letters. This handsome celebration of these letters is illustrated with portraits, facsimile letters, topographical engravings and fashion plates, and aims to bring to life the world Jane Austen inhabited.

The letters, with an accompanying commentary by Penelope Hughes-Hallett, are separated into six periods of Jane Austen's life, between the years 1796, when she was twenty, and 1817, the year of her death. They celebrate Jane Austen's talent for expressing exactly what she perceived, making this an illuminating companion to her novels. Although the book follows a broadly chronological scheme, the letters are arranged round visual themes, including the Hampshire countryside, social life in Bath and London, domestic pursuits, paying visits and travelling by carriage.

The author, who was born in Jane Austen's Hampshire village, lectured on English Literature for the Open University and the Oxford University Department of External Studies.

About the Author

Penelope Hughes-Hallett was born in Jane Austen's village of Steventon in Hampshire. Before her death she lectured in English Literature for the Open University and the Oxford University Department of External Studies. Her special interest was nineteenth-century children's literature, and in 1988 she published an anthology, Childhood. She also assisted Valerie Eliiot in editing TS Eliot's letters.

ISBN: 9781849945349
ISBN-10: 1849945349
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st May 2019
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 25.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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