By Jill Pitkeathley
They have been liked sisters and the simplest of buddies. yet Jane and Cassandra Austen suffered an analogous destiny as the various ladies in their period. compelled to spend their lives depending on family members, either financially and emotionally, the sisters spent their time jointly buying and selling secrets and techniques, difficult every one other's evaluations, and rehearsing in myriad alternative ways the family dramas that Jane might later deliver to fruition in her renowned novels. for every sister suffered via painful romantic disappointments—tasting ardour, understanding nice love, after which wasting it—while the opposite stood witness. Upon Jane's dying, Cassandra intentionally destroyed her own letters, thereby ultimate the door to the non-public lifetime of the popular novelist . . . till now.
In Cassandra & Jane, writer Jill Pitkeathley ingeniously reimagines the original and intimate dating among notable siblings, reintroducing readers to 1 of the main fascinating figures on the earth of literature, as visible throughout the eyes of the single one that knew her best.
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Cassandra and Jane: A Jane Austen Novel by Jill Pitkeathley