Jane Austen's Letters - Study Guide Letters 21-30 dated June 11th, 1799 to January 1st, 1801 Summary & Analysis

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Jane wishes she could cancel her intended visits for the summer. She asks Cassandra's advice about the fruit fashion. She claims she cannot write quietly and is very exclamatory. Jane enjoys her walk to Weston and mentions her admiration of Mrs. Piozzi nee Hester Thrale, an intimate of Fanny Burney and Dr. Johnson. Jane ponders on why Cassandra does not want Jane, Edward and Fanny to return home. Edward has not been well the last several days and has bought two coach horses that were recommended by Mr. Evelyn, who Jane refers to as a "yahoo", referring to Jonathan Swift's "Gulliver's Travels". She prefers Dr. Mapleton to Dr. Fellowes in terms of nursing her brother back to health. The apothecary believes that Edward ate something disagreeable. Jane intends to go to...

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