Critical Companion to Jane Austen: A Literary Reference to by William Baker

By William Baker

Jane Austen has been one of many world's preferred writers for two hundred years and is better recognized for her works 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Emma', and 'Sense and Sensibility'. this article examines her existence and works, and contains serious analyses of the subjects inside of her writing.

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Cope and daughter, Margaret, the Misses Phillips, Mr. Stanley, Sir John Wynne. Letter Two: Belle, the two Mr. Crawfords, Lady Bridget Dashwood, Captain Henry Dashwood, Admiral Annesley (deceased), Miss Jane Annesley, Fitzowen, Colonel Seaton, Edward Willoughby, Sophie. Letter Three: Mr. Asburnham, Mr. Bernard, Lord and Lady Clermont, Lady Greville, Ellen and Miss Greville, Miss Mason, Mrs. Williams, Maria Williams, Sir Thomas Stanley. Letter Four: Miss Dawson, Dr. Drayton, Mr. and Mrs. Evelyn, Miss Greville.

The sisters were not separated again until Jane’s death, and there appear to be no more letters from Jane to Cassandra. Jane was busy with family matters. ” She added, “Composition seems to me Impossible, with a head full of Joints of Mutton & doses of Rhubarb” (L, 320–321). Toward the end of 1816, she found it increasingly difficult to accept invitations to dine with family away from Chawton Cottage. The new year saw a temporary recovery in Jane’s health, and on January 27, 1817, she began a new novel known as SANDITON, which she worked on during spring, completing 12 chapters by March 18, 1817.

In March 1811, during a previous London visit, she saw West’s Christ Healing the Sick. On August 31, 1814, Charles’s wife, Fanny Palmer, gave birth to their fourth daughter. Complications set in, Fanny died on September 6, and the baby Elizabeth died two weeks later. At the end of September, Charles resigned his command of HMS Namur and moved to HMS Phoenix, which was sent into the Mediterranean. His three small girls went to live with Fanny’s parents in Bloomsbury, from where they could easily be sent to Chawton.

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