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Volume the First Jane Austen

Volume the First By Jane Austen

Volume the First by Jane Austen


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Summary

Clearly the work of a teenager, 'Volume the First' reveals the development of the unmistakable voice and style that would mark out Jane Austen as one of the most popular authors of all time. This is a unique opportunity to own a likeness of Jane Austen's hand in the form of a complete manuscript facsimile.

Volume the First Summary

Volume the First: A Facsimile by Jane Austen

A plain, blank stationer's notebook from the 1780s in the Bodleian Library contains some of the most famous juvenilia in all of English literature. Copied out in Jane Austen's youthful hand, Volume the First, which takes its name from the inscription on the cover, preserves the stories, playlets, verses, and moral fragments she wrote during her teenage years. For the first time, the entire manuscript of Volume the First is available in a printed facsimile. 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. Kathryn Sutherland's introduction places Jane's Austen's earliest works in context and explains how she mimicked even the style and manner in which these stories were presented and arranged on the page. Clearly the work of a teenager, Volume the First reveals the development of the unmistakable voice and style that would mark out Jane Austen as one of the most popular authors of all time. None of her six famous novels survives in manuscript form. This is a unique opportunity to own a likeness of Jane Austen's hand in the form of a complete manuscript facsimile.

Volume the First Reviews

'A rare insight into the real mind of a novelist whose reputation has been so carefully shaped by her family.' -- Anna Creer * The Sydney Morning Herald *
`This is exquisite ... Who could resist?' * Jane Austen's Regency World *

Additional information

GOR006339059
9781851242818
1851242813
Volume the First: A Facsimile by Jane Austen
Used - Very Good
Hardback
The Bodleian Library
2013-10-18
224
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Volume the First