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|An early biography -- so many mistakes,
Written by kathleen (elder)
(2/4/2003 3:23 p.m.)
I have a copy of Jane Austen, by Mrs. Charles Malden, part of the Famous Women series published by Roberts Brothers in 1889.
Even without consulting other references, I was able to spot a couple of mistakes in the introductory section, and with help I found others.
1. Mrs. Malden says (p. 8), "five sons were born at Deane in rapid succession, James, Edward, Henry, Francis, and Charles." I knew that Charles was younger than Jane (who was born at Steventon), and that the author had missed the birth of George. But, Henry & Francis were also born at Steventon, there was a break of almost 4 years between the births of Edward and Henry, and Francis was born after Cassandra.
I'd best stop reading now, or I will have a list of errata longer than the book itself. :-)
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