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AUSTEN AROUND TOWN
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Spring 2019 "LETTER FROM CHICAGO"
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You don’t need to be an Austen expert to feel at home in JASNA. We welcome new members whether they are reading their first Austen novel or have reread her books many times. Members enjoy special events throughout the year as well as friendship, good food, fun and learning. Learn more...
[Austen's father] indulged and encouraged her as a child, . . . . In one of the notebooks he gave her he wrote these sweet words: "Effusions of Fancy by a very Young Lady Consisting of Tales in a Style entirely new." And we've seen how he later wrote to a publisher about Pride and Prejudice, even offering to put up his own money to see his daughter's book published.