This collection throws a new light on Jane A usten''s work, revealing her use of broad comedy and farce. T he book is arranged in 2 parts, with mature stories edited f or easy reading in part 1, and the juvenilia collected by Au sten in part 2. '
1775 16 Dec) Jane Austen born at Steventon in Hants, seventh child of the Rev. George Austen (1731-1805) and Cassandra Leigh (1739-1827) 784/5 . A. and her sister, Cassandra, leave the Abbey School, Reading 795 i>Elinor and Marianne written. Lady Susan written 796 Oct) First Impressions begun (finished Aug 1797)1797 Nov) Sense and Sensibility begun. First Impressions unsuccessfully offered to Cadell1798/9 i>Northanger Abbey (Susan) written. Sold to Crosby & Go. in 1803 801 ustens settle in Bath 805 ev. George Austen dies. The Watsons and Lady Susan (R. W. Chapman's dating) written about this time 806 ustens leave Bath for Clifton with 'happy feelings of escape', and visit Adlestrop and Stoneleigh 807 Mar) Austens settle in at Castle Square, Southampton 809 ustens move to Chawton, Hampshire (owned by Jane's brother Edward) 811 i>Mansfield Park begun (Feb). Sense and Sensibility published 36 (Nov.) 812 Nov) Pride and Prejudice sold to Egerton 813 Jan) Pride and Prejudice published Nov.) second editions of this and Sense and Sensibility 814 21 Jan) Emma begun (f