Jane Austen Life in the Country

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Life in the Country

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Jane Austen has enjoyed a resurgence in recent decades as the darling of English literary history—in the past several years, we’ve seen film adaptations of all of her major novels as well as the rise of a whole new generation of Janeites. Though one of the most widely-loved and written about writers in academic history, Jane Austen continues to fascinate and regale us with her comic whimsy and moral depth, making Life in the Country a welcome addition to the Austen canon.
 
Life in the Country features pithy quotations by Jane Austen on life in the English countryside—where Jane enjoyed lengthy stays at the family cottage with her mother and sister—alongside charming silhouette engravings by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, who brought the fine art of the silhouette form to new heights with his dramatic and evocative interpretations of the landscapes and the creatures that made the country home. Edward’s silhouettes vividly evoke the countryside of Austen’s novels and though they have brought pleasure to the Austen family for generations, they remain little-known. This beautifully produced collection makes them available to all of those touched by Jane Austen’s words and opens up an unforgettably alluring new perspective on her world.

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Freydis Jane Welland is the owner of James Edward Austen-Leigh’s original silhouette album and a descendant of Jane Austen.

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Book Description Book Condition: New. 'We were happy to see Edward, it was an unexpected pleasure and he makes himself as agreeable as ever, sitting in such a quiet comfortable way making his delightful sketches', wrote Jane Austen in a letter to her sister Caroline in 1817. This beautiful book combines quotations by Austen with charming silhouette drawings by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh that have never before been made available to a wide audience. These silhouettes have been in the Austen family for generations and they retain the same freshness, vigour and charm that make Austen's writings so engaging. Austin-Leigh later brought the fine art of silhouette to perfection, creating wonderfully evocative images of landscapes and the creatures that lived there. Austen's lively text and her nephew's astute observations of nature combine in a way that uniquely illustrates their perspectives on life in the English countryside. Bookseller Inventory # 2578

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