This beautiful book combines quotations by Jane Austen with charming silhouette drawings by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh which have never before been made available to a wide audience. To quote from the preface: 'These delightful silhouettes have brought pleasure to the Austen family for generations...they retain the same freshness, vigour and charm that make Jane Austen's writings so engaging. Jane said in a letter to her sister Caroline, written from Chawton in 1817: 'We were happy to see Edward, it was an unexpected pleasure and he makes himself as agreeable as ever, sitting in such a quiet comfortable way making his delightful sketches'.He later brought the fine art of silhouette to perfection, creating wonderfully evocative images of landscapes and the creatures that lived there...Jane Austen's lively text and her nephew's astute observations of nature combine in a way that uniquely illustrates their perspectives on life in the English countryside. This will be the trade edition of a fine-press book published in 2005.
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Descrizione libro British Library, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0712349855
Descrizione libro British Library, 2008. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Jane Austen has enjoyed a resurgence in recent decades as the darling of English literary historyin the past several years, we've seen film adaptations of all of her major novels as well as the rise of a whole new generation of Janeites. Though one of the most widely-loved and written about writers in academic history, Jane Austen continues to fascinate and regale us with her comic whimsy and moral depth, making Life in the Country a welcome addition to the Austen canon. Life in the Country features pithy quotations by Jane Austen on life in the English countrysidewhere Jane enjoyed lengthy stays at the family cottage with her mother and sisteralongside charming silhouette engravings by her nephew James Edward Austen-Leigh, who brought the fine art of the silhouette form to new heights with his dramatic and evocative interpretations of the landscapes and the creatures that made the country home. Edward's silhouettes vividly evoke the countryside of Austen's novels and though they have brought pleasure to the Austen family for generations, they remain little-known. This beautifully produced collection makes them available to all of those touched by Jane Austen's words and opens up an unforgettably alluring new perspective on her world. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0712349855
Descrizione libro British Library, 2008. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110712349855
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97807123498571.0