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At her loss of life in 1817, Jane Austen left the realm six of the main cherished novels written in English—but her shortsighted relations destroyed the majority of her letters; and if she stored any diaries, they didn't live on her. Now acclaimed biographer Claire Tomalin has stuffed the gaps within the checklist, making a remarkably clean and convincing portrait of the lady and the author.
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