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Author Kindred, Sheila Johnson, 1943-
Title Jane Austen's transatlantic sister : the life and letters of Fanny Palmer Austen / Sheila Johnson Kindred.
Imprint Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017.

Author Kindred, Sheila Johnson, 1943-
Series desLibris. Books collection.
Subject Austen, Fanny, 1790-1814.
Austen, Fanny, 1790-1814 -- Correspondence.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Military life -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain. Royal Navy -- History -- 18th century.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Family.
Austen, Charles.
Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century.
Officers' spouses -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.
Officers' spouses -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Officers' spouses -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In 1807, genteel, Bermuda-born Fanny Palmer (1789-1814) married Jane Austen's youngest brother, Captain Charles Austen, and was thrust into a demanding life within the world of the British navy. Experiencing adventure and adversity in wartime conditions both at sea and onshore, the spirited and resilient Fanny travelled between Bermuda, Nova Scotia, and England. After crossing the Atlantic in 1811, she ingeniously made a home for Charles and their daughters aboard a working naval vessel, and developed a supportive friendship with his sister, Jane. In Jane Austen's Transatlantic Sister, Fanny's articulate and informative letters - transcribed in full for the first time and situated in their meticulously researched historical context - disclose her quest for personal identity and autonomy, her maturation as a wife and mother, and the domestic, cultural, and social milieu she inhabited. Sheila Johnson Kindred also investigates how Fanny was a source of naval knowledge for Jane, and how far she was an inspiration for Austen's literary invention, especially for the female naval characters in Persuasion. Although she died young, Fanny's story is a compelling record of female naval life that contributes significantly to our limited knowledge of women's roles in the Napoleonic Wars. Enhanced by rarely seen illustrations, Fanny's life story is a rich new source for Jane Austen scholars and fans of her fiction, as well as for those interested in biography, women's letters, and history of the family."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover -- Jane Austenâ#x80;#x99;s Transatlantic Sister -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 From Birth to Marriage and Motherhood, 1789â#x80;#x93;1809 -- 2 On the Move: Between Bermuda and Halifax, 1809â#x80;#x93;1810 -- 3 In Halifax, Nova Scotia: Summer into Autumn 1810 -- 4 Unsettled: Bermuda and England, 1810â#x80;#x93;1811 -- 5 Afloat and Ashore, 1812 -- 6 Carrying On: Challenges and Choices, 1813 -- 7 Family Obligations, 1814 -- 8 Death and Disaster: 1814 and the Years Beyond
9 Being a Naval Wife: Fanny Austenâ#x80;#x99;s Life and Jane Austenâ#x80;#x99;s FictionAPPENDICES -- 2 Letters about Fanny -- 3 Fanny Palmer Austenâ#x80;#x99;s Kindred -- Notes -- Bibliography
ISBN 9780773552081 (PDF)
9780773552098 (EPUB)
OCLC # 990234306
Additional Format Kindred, Sheila Johnson, 1943- Jane Austen's transatlantic sister.: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017 (CaOONL)20179037129
Print version: Kindred, Sheila Johnson, 1943- Jane Austen's transatlantic sister. Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2017] 077355131X 9780773551312 (DLC) 2017433006 (OCoLC)982091586

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