Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (9 January 1773 – 22 March 1845) was an amateur English watercolourist and the elder sister of Jane Austen. The letters between the two sisters form a substantial foundation to scholarly understanding of the life of the novelist.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra_Austen
Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (9 January 1773 – 22 March 1845) was an amateur English watercolourist and the elder sister of Jane Austen. The letters between the two sisters form a substantial foundation to scholarly understanding of the life of the novelist.
May 01, 2020 · While her younger sister is still known and loved the world over for her writing, Cassandra Austen—the first-born daughter, and therefore the Miss Austen to their contemporaries—is known, if at all, for one thing. In the last years of her life, she sifted through all the many hundreds of letters she had received from her beloved Jane and burned nearly all of them.
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Cassandra Elizabeth Austen (9 January 1773 – 22 March 1845) was the older sister of Jane Austen. She was Jane's best friend and a beauty.  Her fiancé died; she never married.
- 9 January 1773
- 22 March 1845 (aged 72)
Mar 24, 2018 · Cassandra Elizabeth Austen was born January 9, 1773, the fifth child and first daughter of her parents, named after her mother. She allegedly looked a lot like her elder brother Edward (later adopted by the Knight family).
Cassandra Austen has 28 books on Goodreads with 3573 ratings. Cassandra Austen’s most popular book is Going Home for Spring Break.
Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) painted by Cassandra Austen The first line of Pride and Prejudice goes such: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune , must be in want of a wife.”
Cassandra pursued painting as avidly as Jane did her writing, and all of their early projects were collaborations. Both would end up unwedded in a society in which this was less-than-acceptable, as all suitors seemed to die or disappear. Austen discusses one such prospective husband below, her “Irish friend” Tom Lefroy. He left England in order pursue studies of the law, never to return.
Cassandra, who served as her executor, scissored some letters and burned hundreds more. Other letters held by the family were destroyed over the years as well. In 1990, when Jo Modert published Jane Austen’s Manuscript Letters in Facsimile, a project undertaken with NEH support, there were 130-odd known Austen letters. The count is now up to 160.
Jun 18, 2019 · The National Portrait Gallery attributed this unfinished portrait to Jane Austen’s sister, Cassandra, and dated it to circa 1810. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/Mansell/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images)
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