The Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen

Author: Penelope Hughes-Hallett

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849945349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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A beautifully illustrated account of the letters and correspondence of Jane Austen. 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 Austen's letters is illustrated with portraits, facsimile letters, topographical engravings and fashion plates, all helping 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 of Steventon, lectured on English Literature for the Open University and the Oxford University Department of External Studies.

The Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen,Penelope Hughes-Hallett

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780517888339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 5652


The new readers brought to the works of Jane Austen through the film versions of Pride and Prejudice, the soon-to-be released Emma, and the Academy Award-nominated Sense and Sensibility will enjoy discovering the author's personal side through this richly illustrated collection of her letters. 320 illustrations, 120 in full color.

Jane Austen's Letters

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 680

View: 5404


Jane Austen's letters afford a unique insight into the daily life of the novelist: intimate and gossipy, observant and informative, they bring alive her family and friends, her surroundings and contemporary events with a freshness unparalleled in modern biographies. Above all we recognize the unmistakable voice of the author of Pride and Prejudice, witty and amusing as she describes the social life of town and country, thoughtful and constructive when writing about the business of literary composition. R. W. Chapman's ground-breaking edition of the collected Letters first appeared in 1932, and a second edition followed twenty years later. For this third edition Deidre Le Faye has added new material that has come to light since 1952, and re- ordered the letters into their correct chronological sequence. She has provided discreet and full annotation to each letter, including its provenance, and information on the watermarks, postmarks, and other physical details of the manuscripts, together with new biographical, topographical, and general indexes.

The Wisdom of Jane Austen

Author: Shawna Mullen

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806540036

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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The men and women who shaped our world—in their own words. The Wisdom Library invites you on a journey through the lives and works of the world’s greatest thinkers and leaders. Compiled by scholars, this series presents excerpts from the most important and revealing writings of the most remarkable minds of all time. THE WISDOM OF JANE AUSTEN “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.” Few novelists are as beloved as Jane Austen. For more than 150 years, her books have been read and reread by fans who cherish her satirical wit and acute insight, and modern generations have discovered her irresistible characters through film and television adaptations. Though rooted in the social mores of the early nineteenth century, Jane Austen’s works are timelessly appealing, and her observations remain surprisingly relevant in our very different times. The Wisdom of Jane Austen gleans nuggets of advice—alternately reflective and savagely witty—from her impressive literary legacy and correspondence, revealing her views on subjects as diverse as love, marriage, education, fashion, friendship, pride, poverty, success, sense, and of course, sensibility. This collection of gems reveals the very essence of Jane Austen—delightfully, abundantly wise.

The Letters of Jane Austen by Jane Austen - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 1786566281

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Letters of Jane Austen’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jane Austen’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Austen includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Letters of Jane Austen’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Austen’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

My Dear Cassandra

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

View: 7101


Abundantly illustrated, this collection of Jane Austen's letters--the only collection that is illustrated--provides an entertaining glimpse into the novelist's life that will delight old fans and attract new ones. 120 full-color and 200 black-and-white illustrations.

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Barbara Heller

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1797203207

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7867


This deluxe edition brings to life the letters exchanged among Jane Austen's characters in Pride and Prejudice. Glassine pockets placed throughout the book contain removable replicas of 19 letters from the story. These powerful epistles include Lydia's announcement of her elopement, Mr. Collins's obsequious missives, and of course Darcy's painfully honest letter to Elizabeth. • Nothing captures Jane Austen's vivid emotion and keen wit better than her characters' correspondence. • Each letter is re-created with gorgeous calligraphy. • Letters are hand-folded with painstaking attention to historical detail. Perusing the letters will transport readers straight to the drawing room at Netherfield or the breakfast table at Longbourn. For anyone who loves Austen, and for anyone who still cherishes the joy of letter writing, this book illuminates a favorite story in a whole new way. • Step inside the world of Pride and Prejudice, one of the most beloved novels of all time. • Great Mother's Day, birthday, or holiday gift for diehard Jane Austen fans • A visually gorgeous book that will be at home on the shelf or on the coffee table • Add it to the shelf with books like What Would Jane Do?: Quips and Wisdom from Jane Austen by Potter Gift, Jane-a-Day: 5 Year Journal with 365 Witticisms by Jane Austen Edition by Potter Gift, and The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things by Paula Byrne.

Blurring the Boundaries

Author: B.J. Hollars

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803245807

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Contemporary discussions on nonfiction are often riddled with questions about the boundaries between truth and memory, honesty and artifice, facts and lies. Just how much truth is in nonfiction? How much is a lie? Blurring the Boundaries sets out to answer such questions while simultaneously exploring the limits of the form. This collection features twenty genre-bending essays from today’s most renowned teachers and writers—including original work from Michael Martone, Marcia Aldrich, Dinty W. Moore, Lia Purpura, and Robin Hemley, among others. These essays experiment with structure, style, and subject matter, and each is accompanied by the writer’s personal reflection on the work itself, illuminating his or her struggles along the way. As these innovative writers stretch the limits of genre, they take us with them, offering readers a front-row seat to an ever-evolving form. Readers also receive a practical approach to craft thanks to the unique writing exercises provided by the writers themselves. Part groundbreaking nonfiction collection, part writing reference, Blurring the Boundaries serves as the ideal book for literary lovers and practitioners of the craft.

The Healing Effects of Energy Medicine

Author: Shannon McRae

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835631729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

View: 3612


In this book, Shannon McRae, a gifted clairvoyant and healer, weaves case stories with cutting-edge science to describe her remarkable work with clients at the cellular level, from healing a headache and repairing an eardrum to removing cancer and alleviating depression. Working in the tradition of Dora Kunz and Delores Krieger, cofounders of Therapeutic Touch, McRae emphasizes the importance in healing of positive thought, forgiveness, and the patient’s letting go of emotional pain and resistance to health. Each of her examples is instructive, and each gives hope, no matter what the physical or mental condition might be. The epilogue shares Shannon’s insights about life after death and the realm of unseen helpers.This first-person account of a renowned medical intuitive describing her experiences in helping people heal is aimed at everyone interested in alternative health in general and energy medicine in particular.

Bourgeois Equality

Author: Deirdre N. McCloskey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022652793X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 830

View: 3675


The last 200 years have witnessed a 100-fold leap in well-being. Deirdre McCloskey argues that most people today are stunningly better off than their forbearers were in 1800, and that the rest of humanity will soon be. A purely materialist, incentivist view of economic change does not explain this leap. We have now the third in McCloskey's three-volume opus about how bourgeois values transformed Europe. Volume 3 nails the case for that transfiguration, telling us how aristocratic virtues of hierarchy were replaced by bourgeois virtues (more precisely, by attitudes toward virtues) that made it possible for ordinary folk with novel ideas to change the way people, farmed, manufactured, traveled, ruled themselves, and fought. It is a dramatic story, and joins a dramatic debate opened up by Thomas Piketty in his best-selling Capital in the 21st Century. McCloskey insists that economists are far too preoccupied by capital and saving, arguing against the position (of Piketty and most others) that capital induces a tendency to get more, that money reproduces itself, that riches are created from riches. Not so, our intrepid McCloskey shows. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, among the biggest wealth accumulators in our era, didn't get rich through the magic of compound interest on capital. They got rich through intellectual property, creating billions of dollars from virtually nothing. Capital was no more important an ingredient to the original Apple or Microsoft than cookies or cucumbers. The debate is between those who think riches are created from riches versus those who, with McCloskey, think riches are created from rags, between those who see profits as a generous return on capital, or profits coming from innovation that ultimately benefits us all.