A whole family assembling regularly for the purpose of prayer is fine!
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
For the first time you can read Jane’s original prayers in her neat handwriting that she wrote over 200 years ago.
Jane Austen is well-known as the beloved author of novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, and her unfinished novel Sanditon.
What is lesser known is that Jane Austen’s wrote prayers to read to herself and out loud to her family in the evenings. ’Prayers composed by my ever dear sister Jane’ is written on the fold and were treasured by Jane’s sister Cassandra until her death. They remind us that Jane was a deeply religious person and devoted to God.
In this classic edition of Jane Austen’s prayers, Emma Darlington explores Jane’s early childhood and how that influenced her life and her novel writing.
The illustrations and photographs complement the theme and include items relating to Jane’s life, faith and death that are rarely seen. .
A percentage of the profits from this Classic Edition go directly to the Chawton House Library.
Reviews from happy readers
“I didn’t know before buying this book that Jane wrote any prayers. It was lovely to see her handwritten prayers and read along with the text.” Jennifer, London
“I really liked the photographs in the prayers and especially liked the photograph of her nieces.” Jane, Maryport
“I read Jane’s books and knew she wrote letters. I didn’t know until I got this book that she wrote prayers. It was so great to see them and find out more about her life .” Jamie, San Francisco
Imprint: Brite Bird Press
Author: Emma Darlington
ISBN: 978-183828110-6 Print
ISBN: 978-183828111-3 eBook
Length: 100 pages
Dimensions: 6in x 9in / 152mm x 229mm