Bibliographic information:
ISBN: 9781804470961
Paperback • 64pp • £5
110 mm x 178 mm
16 April 2024
Territory: World English

Lesley Castle

An Unfinished Novel in Letters

Jane Austen



ISBN: 9781804470961




Jane Austen, one of the nation’s most beloved authors, whose face adorns our currency, surely needs no introduction, but while many are familiar with her groundbreaking novels, few have come across her short parody of the epistolary novel, Lesley Castle.

Written when Austen was just sixteen, these pages are stuffed with the wit and biting satire so associated with her name, and deserves to be as well known as her later novels. This edition also contains an introduction by G.K. Chesterton, with which it was first published.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen (1775–1817) is one of the best known English novelists of all time. She is best remembered today for her novels critiquing the upper classes, in particular Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. Like most female writers of her era, Austen published her works anonymously, and it was only after her death that her name was set to her works.