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ISBN: 0856408689
Author: Sophia Hillan
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstaff Press (April 12, 2012)
Pages: 294
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
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Marianne, Louise and Cassandra Knight were nieces of the great 19th century novelist who gave us Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Marianne, Louise and Cassandra Knight were nieces of the great 19th century novelist who gave us Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Jane knew the girls well, reading and sewing with them as they grew up, and they were often the subject of her witty letters.

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Marianne, Louise and Cassandra Knight were nieces of the great 19th .

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JANE AUSTEN’S NIECES IN IRELAND TOUR Monday 9th – Thursday 12th June 2014 Marianne, Louisa and Cassandra Knight – May, Lou and Cass – were Jane Austen’s nieces, daughters of her brother, Edward Austen Knight. Jane knew the girls well, reading and sewing with them as they grew up, and they were often the subjects of her wise and witty letters.

May, Lou and Cass were daughters of Austen’s brother, Edward. Jane Austen’s nieces eventually made Ireland their home and so it was natural that they should be buried here,' Hillan affirms.

and Cassandra Knight (May, Lou, and Cass) were Jane Austen's nieces. The book is ideal for introductory-level undergraduate writing courses, and should appeal to anyone with an interest in grammar and writing.

May, Lou and Cass Jane Austens Nieces in Ireland May, Lou and Cass: Jane Austens Nieces in Ireland by Sophia HillanEnglish April 12th, 2012 ISBN: 0856408689 294 Pages EPUB . 9 MBMarianne, Louisa, and Cassandra Knight (May, Lou, and Cass) were Jane Austens nieces. May, Lou and Cass: Jane Austen's Nieces in Ireland by Sophia Hillan English April 12th, 2012 ISBN: 0856408689 294 Pages EPUB . 9 MB Marianne, Louisa, and Cassandra Knight (May, Lou, and Cass) were Jane Austen's nieces.

Featured in. JASNA News, Spring 2013 - Vol. 29, No. 1. Download May, Lou & Cass: Jane Austen’s Nieces in Ireland PDF. ‹ Back to Publication. The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing.

May, Lou, & Cass book. Handsome noblemen, dashing officers, and Marianne, Louisa, and Cassandra Knight - May, Lou, and Cass - were Jane Austen's nieces

May, Lou, & Cass book. Marianne, Louisa, and Cassandra Knight - May, Lou, and Cass - were. Handsome noblemen, dashing officers, and Marianne, Louisa, and Cassandra Knight - May, Lou, and Cass - were Jane Austen's nieces. Jane knew the girls well, reading and sewing with them as they grew up, and they were often the subjects of her witty letters. The Knight sisters went on to lead lives that bore a remarkable resemblance to the plots of their aunt's famous novels.

Marianne, Louise and Cassandra Knight were nieces of the great 19th century novelist . May, Lou and Cass tells for the first time the story of the Knight Sisters.

Marianne, Louise and Cassandra Knight were nieces of the great 19th century novelist who gave us Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. May, Lou and Cass: Jane Austen's Nieces in Ireland - eBook.

Marianne, Louisa and Cassandra Knight May, Lou and Cass were Jane Austen s nieces. She knew the girls well, reading and sewing with them as they grew up. Often the subjects of her witty letters, they were still young girls when Jane died in 1817. Yet, had she lived, she would have seen them live out the plots of her famous novels. Handsome noblemen, dashing officers and penurious clergymen sought her nieces hands; just like Austen s cherished heroines, they knew well the pains of blighted love and the joy of patience rewarded and they also knew the sorrow of losing their childhood home. Yet even Jane Austen could not have imagined that her genteel nieces would find themselves in Ireland, a land riven with famine and land wars. How did these three young gentlewomen come to end their lives so far from Jane Austen s ordered, mannered Regency England?

Comments:

Conjukus
A wonderful group biography in which Jane Austen and her family come alive. The author is blessed with the richest of original sources – copious personal letters, records and intimate details – but it takes a greater gift to draw from them the joint narrative of distinct personalities, affections and interrelationships over several lifetimes.

Learning how May, Lou and Cass Knight came to live and die in Ireland opens up the nineteenth-century history of Gweedore, Co. Donegal and of Lord George Hill, well-meaning, paternalistic landlord, scion of the Earls of Kildare and of Edward Fitzgerald, who married first Louisa and then Cassandra Knight. The second marriage, to Lord George’s deceased wife’s sister, required the dispensation of the House of Lords and directed a great deal of uncomfortable attention on Louisa’s personal life. Her Gaelic scholar husband, committed to his tenants, their culture and language, introduced improvements intended for their economic benefit yet, as he understood, imposed wrenching changes on their daily lives. Hillan illuminates the bafflement of Jane Austen’s nieces facing a reality so alien to the English country life of which she wrote.

Each chapter bears an epigraph from an Austen novel, vividly apposite to the history that follows, even when applied to periods and places so far removed into the future. These epigraphs confirm the relevance of Hillan’s undertaking: there is nothing random in the links connecting Jane Austen to rural Donegal. We inherit from our families and from our histories baffling incongruities and contradictory realities, out of which each of us makes a unique life.
Gaeuney
I loved this. It was a challenging read, as it is so thorough and deals with a very intricate family tree relating back to Jane Austen. Anyone interested in Jane Austen, her family, the life of the landed gentry in England and the politics and history of Ireland will all get something out of this. The author is to be congratulated on her research and her ability to hold attention through this saga of three women's lives who lived during and after Jane Austen. I particularly fell in love with the story of May and her long life of being the unmarried daughter expected to care for others in the family, never having the security of her own home but rising to everything life threw in her way with humour and grace. To be travelling by carriage and the early days of trains from her southern England home to northern Ireland in her 80's is something admirable.
Arlelond
One of Jane Austen's brothers - Edward - was adopted by the wealthy Mr and Mrs Knight and eventually changed his surname to Knight after he inherited their property. He had a large family, including the three daughters who feature in this fascinating book. Marianne (May), Louisa (Lou) and Cassandra (Cass) were children when Jane Austen herself died but all remembered her. Their elder sisters, Fanny and Elizabeth, were privileged to hear their aunt reading her work and May - excluded from the readings - remembered hearing screams of laughter from her sisters when they were listening to their aunt reading.

May never married and Lou and Cass married the same man - Lord George Hill - whose home was in Ireland. All three died, and were buried in Ireland. What struck me most about this book was the portrait it painted of the lives of woman throughout the nineteenth century. Their homes and their incomes were totally dependent on the whims of their male relatives - be they husbands, brothers or fathers. Edward Austen Knight for example left his two aunts and his mother - Jane Austen, her sister Cassandra and their mother - after the death of their father to wander between friends and relatives without a settled home. Edward could easily have provided them with a home but for some reason he did not choose to until he finally allowed them to live in Chawton Cottage.

Unmarried daughters were expected to stay at home and look after the family if their mother died. This happened to May and to her elder sister, Fanny, though Fanny herself did eventually marry and have her own family. For many years May ran her father's household at Godmersham Park in Kent. When he die, her own brother decided to sell the estate and May took refuge with one of her brothers who was rector of Chawton. When he died she took refuge with her sister, Lou, in Ireland as no one thought to provide for her even though she had spent all her life looking after everyone else.

Anyone who feels having read Jane Austen's novels that their emphasis on marriage as being the only possible career for girls of little fortune would do well to read this book as it shows how important marriage was to girls of gentle birth without their own income. This book makes many references to Jane Austen's novels showing that real life imitated art to a remarkable extent however unrealistic the novels might seem to modern readers. I found the many extracts from family letters really brought Jane Austen's family to life. What struck me most strongly was the way the women simply accepted their place in life and their duty to look after everyone without any rancour or ill feeling.

Life in Ireland in the latter part of the nineteenth century is well described and highlights the difficulties even responsible landlords faced when trying to modernise their tenants' ways of farming. Lord George Hill - husband first to Cass and after her death to Louisa - did his best to run his estate fairly and ensured by spending his own money that his tenants were fed during Ireland's many famines. But Ireland was and is a land of contradictions and complexities and his efforts were not always appreciated for a variety of reasons. May, Lou and Cass all played their part by looking after the sick and indigent even though they themselves had very little of their own money.

This is a well written book with detailed family trees on both endpapers. There is a useful timeline and notes on the text as well as a bibliography and index and several colour and black and white illustrations. I was fortunat enough to receive a free copy of this book but I would say it is a must not just for Jane Austen fans but also for people interested in nineteenth century social history in England and Ireland.
Vivaral
Haven't read it yet, given a lot of books for Xmas
Breda

Haven't read it yet as. I received a lot of books for Xmas. Breda

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