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Published: 26 June 2017

416 Pages | 13 black and white illustrations, 2 Maps

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198737452

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Teenage Writings

Jane Austen
Edited by Kathryn Sutherland and Freya Johnston

Oxford World's Classics

  • 2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death
  • Compared to previous editions of Austen's early works, Austen's Teenage Writings contextualizes them more fully as a collection within Austen's wider oeuvre
  • Provides new readings of individual texts, suggesting the need for different editorial protocols
  • Full Textual and Explanatory Notes accompany the teenage writings offering a fresh appraisal of their sophisticated relationship to their sources. The Explanatory Notes have been devised with the aim of expanding our sense of what the young Austen might have been responding to
  • The text presented here of 'Kitty, or the Bower' offers the reader the first opportunity, other than that granted to Jane Austen's immediate family, to read her story as she wrote it - and before the next generation set about its revision and amelioration
  • Restored Austen's distinctive use of '&' and 'and' and her many abbreviations as they appear in the early works
  • Includes a chronology of Composition, a Note on Spelling, a Note on the Text, and two maps to assist the reader - one of locations in Great Britain (real and fictional) mentioned by Austen, and one of late eighteenth-century London