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Austen's riotous early stories of drunks, poisoners and prison-breaks, written for her family's entertainment when she was a teenager.

'She has many rare and charming qualities, but Sobriety is not one of them.'
A selection of Austen's dark and hilarious early writings - featuring murder, drunkenness, perjury, theft, poisoning, women breaking out of prison, men forging wills and babies biting off their mothers' fingers...
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  • Paperback

    9780141397078

    February 25, 2015

    Penguin Classics

    64 pages

    RRP $2.99

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  • The Beautifull Cassandra
    Jane Austen

    EBook

    9780141397085

    February 26, 2015

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