Cassandra Austen

Cassandra Austen

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cassandra Elizabeth Austen was an amateur English watercolourist and the elder sister of Jane Austen. Austen was born in 1773 at a rectory in Steventon, Hampshire to the Rev. George Austen, a rector, and his wife Cassandra, n e Leigh. There were eight Austen children; as Cassandra and Jane were the only girls they maintained an especially close relationship throughout their lives. Over one hundred letters addressed to Cassandra from Jane have survived. These letters have helped historians to construct details about the life of Jane Austen. The sisters went to Mrs. Cawley, their uncle's sister, to be educated in 1783. Cawley lived initially in Oxford, and later in Southampton, and, when an epidemic broke out in Southampton, the Austen sisters returned to Steventon. Between 1785 and 1786 the sisters attended the Reading Ladies boarding school in the Abbey gatehouse in Reading, Berkshireshow more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136762455
  • 9786136762456