Illustrated Letters of Jane Austen

Penelope Hughes-Hallet

Description

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.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    160
  • Size
    200 x 260mm
  • Publisher
    Batsford
  • ISBN
    9781849945349
Status
In stock for immediate dispatch
Stock Code
190424
Our Price
$32.99