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Jane Austen’s Afterlife, West Indian Madams, and the Literary Porter Family: Two New Letters from Charles Austen

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Jane Austen’s beloved naval brother, Charles Austen (1779–1852), had a significant impact on her literary career.We find probable traces of him in the male characters appearing in Mansfield Park (1814)

Jane Austen’s beloved naval brother, Charles Austen (1779–1852), had a significant impact on her literary career.We find probable traces of him in the male characters appearing in Mansfield Park (1814) and Persuasion (1818), and he is said to have offered naval vocabulary to help his sister revise the second edition of Mansfield Park (1816). In addition to his impact during Jane’s lifetime (1775–1817), Charles played a role in sustaining her posthumous celebrity, modest as it was at first. Two previously unpublished brief letters by him—and references to him in other correspondence—offer an opportunity to speculate about his role in supporting his late sister’s literary reputation.

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  • 2015

Illustrator's Flat Signature in "The Novels and Stories of Richard Harding Davis"

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This edition includes the flat signature of Illustrator Charles Dana Gibson on the frontispiece in "Gallegher, and other stories"; and a second signature in "Soldiers of Fortune". This is a

This edition includes the flat signature of Illustrator Charles Dana Gibson on the frontispiece in "Gallegher, and other stories"; and a second signature in "Soldiers of Fortune". This is a limited-edition, 256-copy run of "The novels and stories of Richard Harding Davis" [v. 4]. Richard Harding Davis, author, 1864-1916.

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  • 2017-04-19

Inscription and Bookplate in "The Golden Age; a Satire"

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This edition includes an author-associated bookplate and inscription, "To G--n W---s. April 24 1871." Bookseller has penciled in "To Golden Winnings." 1st Ed. Austin, Poet Laureate of Eng. Austin's Copy

This edition includes an author-associated bookplate and inscription, "To G--n W---s. April 24 1871." Bookseller has penciled in "To Golden Winnings." 1st Ed. Austin, Poet Laureate of Eng. Austin's Copy with the book plate of his wife on front cover" (obscured by glued on card slip).

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  • 2017-04-19