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“I have now attained the true art of letter-writing ... to express on paper exactly what one would say to the same person by word of mouth.” Enjoy exquisite proof of Jane Austen’s claim in more than 70 letters to her family, friends and publishers. Her playful observations of love and life entertain you with wit, warmth and wisdom, while fascinating text and quotations from Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey show you how Jane drew on experiences from her life. The perfect companion book for all Austen fans, filled with 200 color and black-and-white illustrations of the author, her family, where she lived, great estates she visited, maps, Regency fashions and familiar scenes. Hardcover; 160 pages.