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Jane Austen's Transatlantic Sister

In Jane Austen's Transatlantic Sister Fanny's articulate and informative letters – transcribed in full for the first time and situated in their meticulously researched historical context – disclose her quest for personal identity and ...

Author : Sheila Johnson Kindred

Release : 2017-10-27

Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN : 0773552081

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In 1807, genteel, Bermuda-born Fanny Palmer (1789-1814) married Jane Austen's youngest brother, Captain Charles Austen, and was thrust into a demanding life within the world of the British navy. Experiencing adventure and adversity in wartime conditions both at sea and onshore, the spirited and resilient Fanny travelled between and lived in Bermuda, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and England. After crossing the Atlantic in 1811, she ingeniously made a home for Charles and their daughters aboard a working naval vessel, and developed a supportive friendship with his sister, Jane. In Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister, Fanny’s articulate and informative letters – transcribed in full for the first time and situated in their meticulously researched historical context – disclose her quest for personal identity and autonomy, her maturation as a wife and mother, and the domestic, cultural, and social milieu she inhabited. Sheila Johnson Kindred also investigates how Fanny was a source of naval knowledge for Jane, and how much she was an inspiration for Austen’s literary invention, especially for the female naval characters in Persuasion. Although she died young, Fanny’s story is a compelling record of female naval life that contributes significantly to our limited knowledge of women’s roles in the Napoleonic Wars. Enhanced by rarely seen illustrations, Fanny’s life story is a rich new source for Jane Austen scholars and fans of her fiction as well as for those interested in biography, women’s letters, and history of the family.

Transatlantic Spectacles of Race

Harris underscores the English identities of the Hofer sisters by subtly eliciting
comparisons between the contradictory dispositions of her Jewish heroines and
those of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility

Author : Kimberly Snyder Manganelli

Release : 2012-02-28

Publisher : Rutgers University Press

ISBN : 0813549914

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The tragic mulatta was a stock figure in nineteenth-century American literature, an attractive mixed-race woman who became a casualty of the color line. The tragic muse was an equally familiar figure in Victorian British culture, an exotic and alluring Jewish actress whose profession placed her alongside the “fallen woman.” In Transatlantic Spectacles of Race, Kimberly Manganelli argues that the tragic mulatta and tragic muse, who have heretofore been read separately, must be understood as two sides of the same phenomenon. In both cases, the eroticized and racialized female body is put on public display, as a highly enticing commodity in the nineteenth-century marketplace. Tracing these figures through American, British, and French literature and culture, Manganelli constructs a host of surprising literary genealogies, from Zelica to Daniel Deronda, from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Lady Audley’s Secret. Bringing together an impressive array of cultural texts that includes novels, melodramas, travel narratives, diaries, and illustrations, Transatlantic Spectacles of Race reveals the value of transcending literary, national, and racial boundaries.

Jane Austen

Thirty - five years after her death there came also a voice of praise from across
the Atlantic . ... the delineations of character in the works of Jane Austen second
only to those of Shakspeare , transatlantic admiration ... The autograph of his
sister , or a few lines in her handwriting , would be placed among our chief
treasures .

Author : Ian Littlewood

Release : 1998

Publisher : Psychology Press

ISBN : 9781873403297

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The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things

He was delighted to hear that the 'celebrity' of his late sister's works had reached
across the Atlantic. He sent not merely a signature buta whole Jane Austen letter.
And he was happy to provide a character sketch of her. She was cheerful, not ...

Author : Paula Byrne

Release : 2013-01-10

Publisher : HarperCollins UK

ISBN : 0007358334

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Who was the real Jane Austen? Overturning the traditional portrait of the author as conventional and genteel, bestseller Paula Byrne’s landmark biography reveals the real woman behind the books.

Transatlantic Patterns

heroines of the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen ; for the human size and dignity
given her by her creator , and for the link between her and the theme of marriage
, also given size and dignity . In typical American novels the women are either ...

Author : Martin Green

Release : 1977-06-02

Publisher : New York : Basic Books


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Mansfield Park

In Jane Austen's third published novel after Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice young Fanny Price is sent to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram at Mansfield Park.

Author : Jane Austen

Release : 2012

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To relieve the pressure on her impoverished, overburdened family, shy young Fanny Price is sent to live with Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, wealthy relatives who reside at Mansfield Park. Of the Bertrams' own four children, only the younger son, Edmund, shows her any real kindness, and over time Fanny falls in love with her cousin. With Sir Thomas away on overseas business, Mansfield's social circle gains two superficially attractive new members: handsome, worldly Henry Crawford and his witty, vivacious sister Mary. Flirtations abound as Henry cavorts with the two Bertram daughters, one of whom is already engaged. Even more galling to Fanny, who stands aloof from all the shenanigans, is the fact that Edmund falls for Mary's dazzling charms. The waters are further muddied when Henry trains his roving eye on Fanny herself, and becomes a very earnest suitor ... Austen's recurring themes of manners and morality, rank and responsibility, vice and virtue, lie at the heart of Mansfield Park, widely regarded as one of her mature masterpieces. -- from publisher.

Jane Austen's Sailor Brothers

Being the Adventures of Sir Francis Austen, G.C.B., Admiral of the Fleet and Rear
-Admiral Charles Austen John H. Hubback ... The “present situation” was that off
Ushant, after the chase of Villeneuve across the Atlantic, and before the orders to
return southward had been received. In july 1806, Francis was married to Mary
Gibson, known hereafter by her sisters-in-law as “ Mrs. F. A.” to distinguish her
from ...

Author : John H. Hubback

Release : 2012-06-14

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 110804722X

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A 1906 biography of Francis and Charles Austen by the former's descendants, offering much inside knowledge on the Austen family.

"Romantic Caledon" Or "Sister Kingdom"?

... geographical area , penetrating to the farthest reaches of the Scottish
Highlands and extending across the Atlantic . ... In a letter to her sister , Jane
Austen remarks of Brunton's novel Self - Control , “ my opinion is confirmed of its
being an ...

Author : Alyson Margaret Bardsley

Release : 1997

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Jane Austen and the North Atlantic

Essays from the 2005 Jane Austen Society Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Canada Jane Austen Society. ... and Francis Austen , some of the imagined
journeys and naval experiences in Jane Austen ' s novels , and a range of
transatlantic responses to her fictional world . ... from Jane Austen ' s letters and
drawing parallels between the experiences of Charles and Francis Austen and
their sister ' s ...

Author : Jane Austen Society. Conference

Release : 2006

Publisher :


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It is very likely that Jane Austen's sensitivities to Fanny Austen's life as a naval
wife influenced some aspects of her ... she made a transatlantic voyage home to
England on the Cleopatra in June 1811. ... Austen biographer Park Honan
argues that Jane Austen admired her sister - in - law's “ unfussiness and gallant
good ...

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Release : 2009

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Jane Austen: Pedigree of Austen ; Austen papers, 1704-1856

CHAPTER X AUSTENS AND QUINCYS 1852-56 This series refers to a request
made by Miss Quincy , of Boston , U.S.A. ... Sir Francis , whose own letter is not
forthcoming , is known to have sent in reply the letter of his sister dated
November 12 ... transatlantic admiration appears ( 296 ) AUSTENS AND
QUINCYS, 1852-56.

Author : Louise Ross

Release : 1995

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Jane Austen

The Church did nothing for widows and orphans of clergymen , as the Watson
sisters knew . Mr Austen ' s livings went to the next incumbent – in this case his
son James – and his little annuity ended . Generous Frank wrote at once offering

Author : Claire Tomalin

Release : 2000

Publisher : Penguin UK


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The novels of Jane Austen depict a world of civility, reassuring stability and continuity, which generations of readers have supposed was the world she herself inhabited. Claire Tomalin's biography paints a surprisingly different picture of the Austen family and their Hampshire neighbours, and of Jane's progress through a difficult childhood, an unhappy love affair, her experiences as a poor relation and her decision to reject a marriage that would solve all her problems - except that of continuing as a writer. Both the woman and the novels are radically reassessed in this biography.

Pride and Prejudice: Annotated Edition

"In reality, the novel deals with plenty of its own deep thoughts and serious subjects. At the turn of the century, the old debate between rationality and emotions was heating up again.

Author : Jane Austen

Release : 2020-03-07

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When Jane Austen published Pride and Prejudice in 1813, people were still getting used to the idea that women would do something so totally immodest and exhibitionist as to actually have strangers reading something she wrote for money. Oh, how shocking and taboo! Just one step away from prostitution! (We're not even joking about that.) Because of all that, the novel came out anonymously, as had her book Sense and Sensibility only a year earlier.Not only was it a big deal for women to be authors, but it was also kind of a foregone conclusion that everyone would think that their novels were automatically kind of silly and chick-lit --you know, not like man-novels, what with their deep thoughts and serious subjects. Especially when your novel, like Austen's, was essentially about marrying off a bunch of sisters. Austen made fun of those expectations in a letter she wrote to her sister:[Pride and Prejudice] is rather too light & bright & sparkling; --it wants shade; --it wants to be stretched out here & there with a long Chapter [...] about something unconnected with the story; an Essay on Writing, a critique on Walter Scott, or the history of Bonaparte --or anything that would form a contrast & bring the reader with increased delight to the playfulness & Epigrammatism of the general stile. (Letter to Cassandra Austen, February 4, 1813)How do we know she's kidding around? Well, just imagine: you're flipping pages frantically during Mr. Darcy's proposal, trying to find out what Elizabeth Bennet says, and all of a sudden the narrator starts in on a long essay about contemporary literature. It kind of ruins the mood, right? But that's exactly what most people expected from books--a little non-fiction mixed in with your fiction, just enough so you can say, "Yeah, I know, it's a novel--but I'm reading it for the articles."In reality, the novel deals with plenty of its own deep thoughts and serious subjects. At the turn of the century, the old debate between rationality and emotions was heating up again. The 18th century had been the Age of Enlightenment, with Voltaire and David Hume and Adam Smith making sense of life in a super-scientific, man-centered, non-religious way. These Enlightenment ideas about the rights of men and the value of individuals got a bunch of people fired up in the American colonies, and pretty soon they were doing it up democracy-style across the Atlantic. And just across the English Channel? The French Revolution led to an overthrow of the entire monarchy. Kings all over Europe were making sure their heads were still attached to their necks.Austen was no dummy, and it's no coincidence that characters spend a lot of time debating whether they're supposed to be making decisions based on reason and rationality or feelings and impressions. These were high-stakes questions for individuals as well as nations--particularly educated women, who suddenly looked around and said, "Hey, how come we don't get to own property? How come earning our own money is somehow disreputable? How come we have no rights or political power? How come we're supposed to be all quiet and not talk or think, even though we have brains?"Pride and Prejudice may not be a dissertation about political independence or the relative merits of passion and reason--but it's definitely a reflection on what those ideas might mean for women's lives.

A Secret Sisterhood

A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends

Author : Emily Midorikawa

Release : 2017

Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN : 054488373X

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A fascinating, inspirational look at the relationships between some of our best-loved female authors and their little-known literary collaborators and friends

Jane Austen

This leads us to a very particular and extraliterary significance to the poems – the
insights they give us on Jane Austen ' s life and the ... of friendship and farewell to
Martha ' s sister , Mary , when the Lloyd family was moving away from their
neighbourhood at Steventon . ... and there is an intriguing complexity and
challenge to stanza four : in the analogy with ' transatlantic groves ' , Anna ' s “
judgement is ...

Author : B. C. Southam

Release : 2007

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Includes 'Lady Susan', 'The Watsons', 'Sir Charles Grandison' and 'Sanditon', this title presents commentary and detailed notes on the later manuscripts of Jane Austen.

Jane Austen: the Critical Heritage

... in turn selected in different combinations , for successive volumes ( see
Transatlantic Sketches ( 1875 ) , Foreign Parts ( 1883 ) , Portraits ... A . M .
Waterston was in fact Mrs Robert Waterston ( née Anna Quincy ) , sister of the
Miss Quincy quoted in the Memoir ( see Section I , note 21 ) . ... in Harper ' s New
Monthly Magazine for July 1870 , complete with a portrait of Jane Austen and
three illustrations .

Author : B. C. Southam

Release : 1968

Publisher : London : Routledge & K. Paul ; New York : Barnes & Noble, 1968-1987 .

ISBN : 9780710201898

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Library Journal

Author : Melvil Dewey

Release : 1953

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Issued also separately.


Sympathetic and compelling, Kick shines a spotlight on this feisty and unique Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her legendary family’s history.

Author : Paula Byrne

Release : 2016-07-05

Publisher : HarperCollins

ISBN : 0062296299

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Filled with a wealth of revealing new material and insight, the biography of the vivacious, unconventional—and nearly forgotten—young Kennedy sister who charmed American society and the English aristocracy, and would break with her family for love. Encouraged to be “winners” from a young age, Rose and Joe Kennedy’s children were the embodiment of ambitious, wholesome Americanism. Yet even within this ebullient group of overachievers, the fourth Kennedy child, the irrepressible Kathleen, stood out. Lively, charismatic, extremely clever, and blessed with graceful athleticism and a sunny disposition, the alluring socialite fondly known as Kick was a firecracker who effortlessly made friends and stole hearts. Moving across the Atlantic when her father was appointed as the ambassador to Great Britain in 1938, Kick—the “nicest Kennedy”—quickly became the family’s star. Despite making little effort to fit into British high society, she charmed everyone from the beau monde to Fleet Street with her unconventional attitude and easygoing humor. Growing increasingly independent, Kick would also shock and alienate her devout family by falling in love and marrying the scion of a virulently anti-Catholic family— William Cavendish, the heir apparent of the Duke of Devonshire and Chatsworth. But the marriage would last only a few months; Billy was killed in combat in 1944, just four years before Kick’s own unexpected death in an airplane crash at twenty-eight. Paula Byrne recounts this remarkable young woman’s life in detail as never before, from her work at the Washington Times-Herald and volunteerism for the Red Cross in wartime England; to her love of politics and astute, opinionated observations; to her decision to renounce her faith for the man she loved. Sympathetic and compelling, Kick shines a spotlight on this feisty and unique Kennedy long relegated to the shadows of her legendary family’s history.

Library Journal

Jane Austen's letters ; ed . by R. W. Chapman ( rev . 2nd ed . of letters from Jane
Aasten to her sister Cassandra & others ) ; 32 ills .; 720pp . Oxford 10 00 BATES ,
H. E. Country heart ; drawings by John Minton ; 239pp . Transatlantic 3 00 ...

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Release : 1953

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The Illustrated London News

desk, with a first edition copy of Emma and spectacles believed to have belonged
to the writer. Above ... Jane died. Edward went to Oxford, was ordained, then
married Emma Smith, sister of Sir Charles Smith, Baronet, ... From across the

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Release : 1978-07

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