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Jane Austen: A Life, by Carol Shields

Jane Austen: A Life, by Carol Shields

Mike Biddiss writes about Cassandra Austen's manuscript copy of Sanditon, Jane Austen's unfinished novel.

Mike Biddiss writes about Cassandra Austen's manuscript copy of Sanditon, Jane Austen's unfinished novel.

Letter from Jane Austen to her brother, 1809 [folio: f. 9r]

Letter from Jane Austen to her brother, 1809 [folio: f. 9r]

Jane Austen received critical acclaim during her lifetime, but don’t achieve fame until after her death. It’s the subject of ASU English professor Devoney Looser’s latest book, “The Making of Jane Austen,” which comes out this summer ahead of the 200th anniversary of the British novelist’s death. Here, Looser presents five things to know about the author.

Jane Austen received critical acclaim during her lifetime, but don’t achieve fame until after her death. It’s the subject of ASU English professor Devoney Looser’s latest book, “The Making of Jane Austen,” which comes out this summer ahead of the 200th anniversary of the British novelist’s death. Here, Looser presents five things to know about the author.

"Jane Austen’s China and the Steventon Archaeological Dig," by Laura Boyle.

"Jane Austen’s China and the Steventon Archaeological Dig," by Laura Boyle.

Biographer Byrne (The Real Jane Austen) explores Austen’s relationship to the theater by placing her letters and novels within the context of popular Georgian-era dramas.

Biographer Byrne (The Real Jane Austen) explores Austen’s relationship to the theater by placing her letters and novels within the context of popular Georgian-era dramas.

A Carriage Ride in Queen's Square: Easy-to-play piano pieces for Jane Austen's Bath: http://www.janeaustengiftshop.co.uk/collections/music/products/a-carriage-ride-in-queens-square

A Carriage Ride in Queen's Square: Easy-to-play piano pieces for Jane Austen's Bath: http://www.janeaustengiftshop.co.uk/collections/music/products/a-carriage-ride-in-queens-square

"Tea was so valuable in Jane’s era that it was kept in a locked 'tea caddy' like this one, and Jane was the keeper of the key. ... A small brass or silver scoop called a tea ladle was used to measure out the tea leaves. In 1808, Jane Austen recorded her mother’s purchase of 'a silver tea ladle' and '6 whole teaspoons which makes our sideboard border on the magnificent.'" - Syrie James http://austenauthors.net/jane-austens-house-museum-my-visit-in-pictures

"Tea was so valuable in Jane’s era that it was kept in a locked 'tea caddy' like this one, and Jane was the keeper of the key. ... A small brass or silver scoop called a tea ladle was used to measure out the tea leaves. In 1808, Jane Austen recorded her mother’s purchase of 'a silver tea ladle' and '6 whole teaspoons which makes our sideboard border on the magnificent.'" - Syrie James http://austenauthors.net/jane-austens-house-museum-my-visit-in-pictures

The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England

Promise My Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens - Rex and Jade Wedding Novella)

The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England

Volume the First: A Facsimile, by Jane Austen, ed. Kathryn Sutherland (Bodleian Library, 2013). "In it, we see the young author's delight in language, in expressing ideas and sentiments sharply and economically. We also see Jane Austen learning the craft of genre by closely observing and parodying the popular stories of her day."

Volume the First: A Facsimile, by Jane Austen, ed. Kathryn Sutherland (Bodleian Library, 2013). "In it, we see the young author's delight in language, in expressing ideas and sentiments sharply and economically. We also see Jane Austen learning the craft of genre by closely observing and parodying the popular stories of her day."

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