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Catharine and Other Writings by Jane Austen
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Jun 26, 2009

really liked it
Read from July 09 to 19, 2012

This is the first time I've read Austen's Juvenelia and the "joyous scorn" the suffuses these wickedly witty works was a revelation, though not unsurprising. What is amazing is the "exhuberance" of these various pieces penned by the adolescent Austen. Both qualities (the quotes are from G.K. Chesterton) are toned down and more subtly crafted in her later works.
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