May, Lou and Cass: Jane Austen’s Nieces in Ireland

May, Lou and Cass: Jane Austen’s Nieces in Ireland

English | April 12th, 2012 | ISBN: 0856408689 | 294 Pages | EPUB | 4.69 MB
Marianne, Louisa, and Cassandra Knight (May, Lou, and Cass) were Jane Austen’s nieces. She knew the girls well, reading and sewing with them as they grew up. Often the subjects of her witty letters, they were still young girls when Jane died in 1817. Yet, their lives reflected many of the conventions of their aunt’s famous novels. Handsome noblemen, dashing officers, and penurious clergymen sought her nieces’ hands; just like Austen’s cherished heroines, they knew well the pains of blighted love and the joy of patience rewarded and they also knew the sorrow of losing their childhood home.
This book tells the story of how three women found themselves removed from their aunt’s mannered Regency England, to end their lives in Ireland, a land riven with famine and land wars.””Offers an intricate vein of riches for Austenites.””-Library Journal, March 1, 2012
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