Dearest Cousin Jane: A Jane Austen Novel

Dearest Cousin Jane: A Jane Austen Novel

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Free-spirited and seductive - outrageous, precocious, and a well-known flirt - Countess Eliza de Feuillide has an unquenchable thirst for life and a glamorous air that captivates everyone around her. Rumored to have been born of a mad love affair between her mother and the great Warren Hastings of the East India Company, Eliza sees the world as her playground - filled with grand galas, theater, and romance - and she will let nothing hold her down. Even tragedy cannot dim her enthusiasm. Losing her only child at an early age and widowed when her husband - the dashing French count Jean de Feuillide - is claimed by Madame la Guillotine during the dark days of the Reign of Terror, Eliza is determined to remain indomitable, unpredictable, and unfettered. And it is this passionate spirit that she brings to a simple English country parsonage to influence the life, the work, and the world of her unsuspecting cousin . . . a quiet and unassuming young writer named Jane Austen.

ISBN: 9780061875984

Published Date: April 1, 2010

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 276

Size: 7.80" l x 5.10" w x 0.90" h