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A Young Jane
on 23 December 2011
Although if you look in the 'Go To' menu you will see there is no active table of contents, there is in fact one. If you click back from the beginning you will find it, so it makes life a bit easier if you are looking for one particular piece.
What you will find here is a collection of Miss Austen's earlier works when she was young, with writings from the late 18th Century and onwards, before she had published any novels. You have here the short epistolary novel 'Love and Friendship', and I find it interesting that she never wrote a full epistolary novel in her later years. The unfinished novel 'Lesley Castle' is also in epistolary form. 'The History of England' is Jane's personal take on the British monarchy from Henry IV up to Charles I. 'A Collection of Letters' are a series of fictional letters on such subjects as love, etc. There are also a few other pieces here as well that will keep you amused.
I must admit that I have this already in paperback, along with all of Austen's novels both complete and incomplete in my bedroom so that I can reach them easily when the mood takes me, so yes I am a fan. If you are interested in Jane Austen then this will be well worth having as you can see in these pieces her wit, both more comical as well as satirical, in development.