Volume the First

Volume the First

Volume the First

Volume the First

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In my edition of the MEMOIR of Jane Austen by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh I gave in an introduction the following account of her most youthful writings.

'Jane Austen is believed to have left three volumes of JUVENILIA. One of these, the second, is the property of Mrs. Sanders, grand-daughter of Sir Francis Austen, by whose authority it was published, as LOVE AND FREINDSHIP, in 1922. The third volume, which I have seen, is dated 1792. It contains a short skit, and the opening chapters of a tale. The first volume, which seems not to have been traced, was perhaps the source of the dramatic fragment printed in the Memoir.

'A collection is also extant, written in a later generation, of pieces "from. Miss Austen's . . .

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