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Chapman, second edition, corrected Oxford: Jane Austen's Manuscript Letters in Facsimile: Southern Illinois University Press, As the contemporary novelist Fay Weldon puts it, for generations of students and the educated reading public in many countries, Austen's novels represent literature with a capital "L.
Jane Austen was born into the rural professional middle class. Her father, George Austenwas a country clergyman at Steventon, a small village in the southern English county of Hampshire. He had risen by merit from a Kentish family in trade and the lower professions. Jane Austen's mother, Cassandra Leigh Austenwas from a higher social rank, minor gentry related distantly to titled people, but once she married the Reverend Austen in she entered wholeheartedly and with humor into the domestic life and responsibilities of managing a household economy by no means luxurious, bearing eight children--six sons and two daughters.
In this setting the Austens mingled easily with other gentrified professionals and with local gentry families. Yet they were also linked, though tenuously in some ways, with the larger world of fashionable society and of patronage, politics, and state.
George Austen owed his education at Oxford University to his own merit as a student at Tonbridge School, but he owed his clerical position, or "living," at Steventon to the patronage of a wealthy relative, Thomas Knight of Godmersham Park, Kent, who held the appointment in his gift.
Later the Knights, who were childless, adopted one of the Austens' sons, Edward, as their own son and heir to their estates in Kent and Hampshire. Local friends of the Austens included the Reverend George Lefroy and his wife, Anne, sister of an eccentric, novel-writing, obsessively aristocratic Kentish squire, Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges.
She "took up" the young Jane Austen and encouraged her intellectual development. Other close friends were Mary and Martha Lloyd, daughters of a neighboring clergyman, whose mother was the daughter of a royal governor of South Carolina.
Austen's brothers, apart from Edward, went in for genteel but demanding professions. Her eldest brother, Jameswho had literary tastes and intellectual interests, followed his father's path to St. John's College, Oxford, and eventually became his father's successor as rector of Steventon.
Her second brother, Georgewas born handicapped and did not play a part in the family life. The third son was Edwardwho was adopted by the Knights and took over the Knight estates in The fourth child, Henrywas the liveliest, the most adventurous and the most speculative of the Austens.
Like James, he went to St. John's College, Oxford, but instead of taking orders upon graduation he joined the army, gave that up for the relatively ungenteel line of banking, and married his glamorous widowed cousin, Eliza de Feuillide. When his bank failed in during the economic crisis following the Napoleonic Wars, he fell back on his father's profession and became a clergyman.A passport-toting, PR-trained, teaholic’s guide to thriving as an independent & modern woman.
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