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Selected Letters
By Vivien Jones, Vivien Jones (introduced by) and Vivien Jones (contributor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date November 18, 2004
Pages 294
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780192801845
ISBN-10 0192801848
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.54 lbs.
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Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In one of her personal letters, Jane Austen wrote "Little Matters they are to be sure, but highly important." In fact, letter-writing was something of an addiction for young women of Jane Austen's time and in her social position, and Austen's letters have a freedom and familiarity that only intimate writing can convey. Wiser than her critics, who were disappointed that her correspondence dwelt on gossip and the minutiae of everyday living, Austen understood the importance of "Little Matters," of the emotional and material details of individual lives shared with friends and family through the medium of the letter. Ironic, acerbic, always entertaining, Jane Austen's letters are a fascinating record not only of her own day-to-day existence, but of the pleasures and frustrations experienced by women of her social class which are so central to her novels.

Vivien Jones's selection includes nearly two-thirds of Austen's surviving correspondence, and her lively introduction and notes set the novelist's most private writings in their wider cultural context.

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