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Written by MaryAnn K.
(8/20/2004 1:14 a.m.)
Part of the reason I love this work and the rest of the Juvenilia is that we see Jane Austen as the witty jokester that she is, in a carefree and trusting light, writing to her sister. I had to read these passages out loud to my husband, especially the parts about Henry the 5th who had "previously beat Sir William Gascoigne." And then how he "grew quite reformed and amiable" "and never thrashing Sir William again." She cracks me up! I'm assuming that this letter was written to Catherine. Is this correct?
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