Jane Austen's Letters - Letters 151-158 dated February 20th, 1817 to April 27th, 1817 Summary & Analysis

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Jane writes to Fanny Knight praising her writing and lamenting her pending marriage because the single life suits Fanny. Jane will lose "Fanny Knight" when she marries. She comforts her niece on "his" marriage to another and argues that Fanny was never in love with him anyway. Jane is pleased with Mrs. Cage's praise of "Emma". Jane's reference to Methuselah in her letter to Fanny Knight proves her familiarity with the Bible. She states that she is done with Mr. Wildman because he is not "enough in love" with her niece and advises Fanny to be patient for love. Jane laments Mrs. C. Milles' death. Jane decides to put "Catherine" on the shelf, perhaps forever, but has a short piece that she is ready to publish. Little Harriet is ill and...

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