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Terry Castle

3 August 1995
Jane Austen’s Letters 
edited by Deirde​ Le Faye.
Oxford, 621 pp., £30, March 1995, 0 19 811764 7
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... scholar, R.W. Chapman, issued the first modern edition of the correspondence in 1932. Still, only 161 Austen letters are known to exist today, and many only in Cassandra-mangled form. Deirdre Le Faye, editor of the excellent new revised Oxford edition of the letters, defends Cassandra somewhat backhandedly, suggesting that her weeding-out and censorship ‘shows itself more in the complete ...

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