Jane Austen was a faithful correspondent. This collection of letters were penned mostly to her sister Cassandra over a twenty year period. They contain observances and witticisms you would expect from Miss Austen.
At the time of her death at the age of forty-one, Jane left behind an eleven-chapter fragment about the efforts of a fine family to raise a small, seaside town to social prominence. The story was lovingly completed by "another lady."