"It is extremely thorough, like a form of advanced surveillance...an extraordinarily detailed and rich sense of daily life...the layout of the book is dazzlingly clear and efficient." -- Times Literary Supplement
This important reference work by the foremost living authority on Jane Austen is an indispensable addition for all libraries with humanities collections. Essential. -- Choice
Deirdre Le Faye, one of the world's leading authorities on Jane Austen, has collected every single piece of information available about the Austen family before, during and after Jane's lifetime, to produce a unique chronology. The ten thousand entries, many taken from hitherto unexplored and unpublished documents, are presented in a clear and readable form, and each item of information is linked to its source. This is a key work of reference that every scholar and reader of Austen will find fascinating and indispensable.