Memoir of Jane Austen

Memoir of Jane Austen

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"[...]wiser and better than herself. In childhood, when the elder was sent to the school of a Mrs. Latournelle, in the Forbury at Reading, the younger went with her, not because she was thought old enough to profit much by the instruction there imparted, but because she would have been miserable without her sister; her mother observing that 'if Cassandra were going to have her head cut off, Jane would insist on sharing her fate.' This attachment was never interrupted or weakened. They lived in the same home, and shared the same bed-room, till separated by death. They were not exactly alike. Cassandra's was the colder and calmer disposition; she was always prudent and well judging, but with less outward demonstration of feeling and less sunniness of temper than Jane possessed. It was remarked in her family that 'Cassandra had the merit of having her temper always under[...].""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 6.1mm | 213.19g
  • Createspace
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507680252
  • 9781507680254

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