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Selected Letters by Jane Austen
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I found this collection an excellent way of learning about the life of Jane Austen, her relationship with her family and friends, particularly her sister Cassandra and to a certain extent the inspiration for her novels.

It is interesting to note that back in Austen's day, the recipient of the letter actually paid for the letter so it was only right that the sender fill the whole page with as much content as possible, as otherwise the recipient would be payng for empty space.

As this was essentially a history book, it should be no shock to you that her last few letters before her death were extremely sad and served as a reminder that death can come all too soon, therefore make the most of life as you can.
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