The eldest of JA
's brothers, James
, was ten years her senior. He followed his father into a church career (having edited a literary periodical with his brother Henry during his student days). After...
Leisure and Society
Generations of JA
readers lacked any image of her except silhouettes which give little away, a back view, and an unsatisfactory, unfinished sketch by her sister Cassandra
. From this, various new versions have been...
The Daisy Chain's popularity was long-lasting, though not so intense as that of The Heir of Redclyffe. Jane Austen
's nephew James Austen-Leigh
compared it to the work of Austen and Scott
left sketch-books which a hundred years after her death were described in print by one of her descendants as a Peepshow on Victorian Life.
Gilson, David. A Bibliography of Jane Austen. Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press.
In March 1870 she was corresponding with James Austen-Leigh
Because a grand-daughter (Mary-Melusina, daughter of Richard Chenevix Trench) married a son of James Edward Austen-Leigh
(first biographer of his aunt Jane Austen
's papers are now housed with the Austen-Leigh papers at...