Frank Kermode: Could Darcy Swim?
30 April 2009
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Cambridge, 742 pp., £65, December 2008, 978 0 521 84348 5Show More
Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World by Claire Harman.
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“... fragment is of the unfinished novel Sanditon. Another substantial fragment is the early Lady Susan, and a third is The Watsons, also abandoned in manuscript. In addition to line-by-line transcriptions which add to the bulk of the book and may not be much consulted, except by future editors (if one can imagine the need for them), there are some prayers of ...”