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The poetry of Jane Austen and the Austen family

Author: Jane Austen; David Selwyn; Jane Austen Society.
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press in association with the Jane Austen Society, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As in many households in the late eighteenth century, writing verses was a pastime with the Austen family, and the composition of ingenious riddles and charades provided a source of lively entertainment. This volume of verses by Jane Austen and her family contains all the known poems by Jane herself as well as a selection of work by her mother, her sister Cassandra, four of her brothers, her uncle James, her nieces  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anthologies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Poetry of Jane Austen and the Austen family.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press in association with the Jane Austen Society, c1997
(OCoLC)606025911
Named Person: Jane Austen; Austin family; Austen, Familie.; Jane Austen
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Austen; David Selwyn; Jane Austen Society.
ISBN: 0877455805 9780877455806
OCLC Number: 36593228
Description: xvii, 106 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Jane Austen (1775-1817) --
Family verse --
Mrs. Austen (1739-1827) --
James Austen (1765-1819) --
James Leigh Perrot (1735-1817) --
Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (1773-1845) --
Francis William Austen (1774-1865) --
Charles John Austen (1779-1852) --
Henry Thomas Austen (1771-1850) --
George Knight (1795-1867) --
Jane Anna Elizabeth Austen (Anna Lefroy) (1793-1872) --
Fanny Knight (1793-1882) --
James Edward Austen-Leigh (1798-1874) --
Carolin Mary Craven Austen (1805-80).
Responsibility: edited by David Selwyn.

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As in many households in the late eighteenth century, writing verses was a pastime with the Austen family, and the composition of ingenious riddles and charades provided a source of lively entertainment. This volume of verses by Jane Austen and her family contains all the known poems by Jane herself as well as a selection of work by her mother, her sister Cassandra, four of her brothers, her uncle James, her nieces Anna and Fanny, her nephew James Edward and other relatives. David Selwyn provides an introduction and full explanatory notes; his transcriptions, taken from autograph manuscripts or from the earliest copies, are precise in terms of spelling punctuation and layout.

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