First published in 1994. Here, republished are memiors by Jane Austen's nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh the vicar of Bray in Berkshire wriiten in 1869. A rare and inaccessible resource for most scholars, the first editions are unique documents in the history of English literature. With a new introduction by David Gibson. As written and compiled by a family member the book is still indispensable, as the prime source of all subsequent biographical writings; along with the factual information, numerous letters are here for the first time published (entire or in part), together with hitherto unpublished minor writings, such as the lines 'To the memory of Mrs Lefroy', the 'Plan of a novel' and other short pieces.
Louise Ross- Volume Editor