By Paul Poplawski
Might be the 1st glossy novelist, Jane Austen (1775-1817) has left an indelible mark at the international of letters. She is better referred to as the writer of penetrating stories of family existence and manners in Georgian England, and her works remain learn and liked at the present time. Her writings have additionally generated an incredible quantity of scholarship, and critics proceed to provide insightful interpretations of her writings. This reference ebook is a correct, accomplished, and exact advisor to her lifestyles and works. The chronologies that start the quantity define the crucial occasions in her lifestyles and position her works inside of better ancient and literary contexts. the masses of alphabetically prepared entries that stick to determine characters, speak about works and subject matters, and synthesize the mammoth physique of feedback dedicated to her writings. the amount concludes with broad bibliographies of works by means of and approximately Austen.
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1954 Minor Works, vol. 6 in the Oxford edition of The Works of Jane Austen, edited by R. W. Chapman; this volume collects all of Jane Austen’s writings (then available) apart from the six novels and the letters. (The edition was reprinted in 1958, with revisions in 1963 and 1965 and with further revisions by B. C. ) 1963 Volume the Second reprinted (see entry for 1922) in a recollated text, edited by B. C. Southam. 1975 The MS of Sanditon, edited by B. C. Southam. 1975–1976 First publication of complete text of manuscript of ‘‘Lines to Martha Lloyd,’’ edited by Donald Greene, in Nineteenth-Century Fiction 30 (1975–1976): 257–60.
Subsequent correspondence from Rev. ) 1816 Early in the year, Jane Austen, through Henry, buys back the manuscript and copyright of ‘‘Susan’’ (Northanger Abbey) from Crosby, with the intention of ﬁnding another publisher for it. The title is changed to ‘‘Catherine,’’ and some slight revisions are possibly made; the ‘‘Advertisement, by the Authoress’’ is also presumably written sometime this year. 19 February: Second edition of Mansﬁeld Park published, with revisions made by Jane Austen. During this month, Charles Austen’s ship, HMS Phoenix, is wrecked off the coast of Asia Minor by a hurricane, though he and his crew survive.
June–July: Jane Austen spends two weeks with her aunt and uncle Cooke at Great Bookham, Surrey. August–3 September: Jane Austen stays in London with Henry, who has now moved to 23 Hans Place, off Sloane Street. 6 September: Charles Austen’s wife, Fanny, dies on board the HMS Namur following the birth of her fourth child. 25 November–5 December: The ﬁrst edition of Mansﬁeld Park has sold out by November, giving Jane Austen a proﬁt of between £310 and £350. She goes to London with Henry to try to arrange a second edition, but Egerton refuses to issue one.