Fan fiction from the eighteenth centuryJane Austen's stories are as fresh and fun today as they were when she wrote them.
Forever immortalized as the author of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen actually produced her first books as a teenager. Taking their names from the inscriptions on their coversVolume the First, Volume the Second, and Volume the Thirdthese brilliant little collections include the stories, playlets, verses, and moral fragments she wrote likely from the ages of twelve to eighteen.
As a young author, Jane Austen delighted in language, employing it with great humor and surprising skill. She was adept at parodying the popular stories of her day and entertained her readers with outrageous plotlines and characters. Kathryn Sutherland places Austens earliest works in context and explains how she mimicked even the style and manner in which this contemporary popular fiction was presented and arranged on the page.
None of her six famous novels survives in complete manuscript form. This is a unique opportunity to own likenesses of Jane Austens notebooks as originally writtenin her own hand.
Learn more about the books in the In Her Own Hand series: Volume the First, Volume the Second, and Volume the Third.