Austen’s Manuscripts

Later Manuscripts [The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jane Austen], edited by Janet Todd and Linda Bree, Cambridge Universitry Press, January 2009, is now available.  Priced at $130.  but weighs in at a hefty 872 pages.

Contents include:

  •  Austen’s fiction:  Lady Susan, The Watson’s, and Sanditon
  •  Jane Austen on Fiction, to include her letters to friends and family on writing, her “Plan of a Novel”, and her collection of opinions of Mansfield Park and Emma
  •  Austen’s poems and charades
  • Appendices that include transcriptions of two of the manuscripts, “Sir Charles Grandison”, Prayers, attributed poems, and family poems.
  • Extensive explanatory notes


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