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PITHY QUOTE FROM Austen: Letters

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Last year I had for some time the Sensation of a Peck Loaf resting on my head, & they talked of cupping me, but I came off with a dose or two of calomel & have never heard of it since.

The Letters of Jane Austen. 1813, September: 89. To Cassandra Austen

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The Letters of Jane Austen

ISBN: 978-1-57085-560-3

Language: English

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"Reading Jane’s Letters"
Pride and Prejudice, Illustration by Hugh Thomson

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Austen, Jane. Jane Austen's Letters. Collected and edited by Deirdre Le Faye. 3rd ed. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.


Deidre Le Faye works at the British Museum. She is the author of Jane Austen: A Family Record (1989).

[Austen's letters] give glances and hints at her life from the age of 20 to her death at 41, the years in which she wrote her six imperishable novels.

—Claire Tomalin
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