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Date: 07 Nov 2010 Title: Autumnal letters of Jane Austen et al

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5. 1. 'I never ___ such a woman, I never ___ such capacity, and taste, and application, and elegance, as you describe, united.' 2. 'I have an excessive regard for ____ Bennet, she is really a very sweet girl, and I wish with all my heart she were well settled. But with such a father and mother, and such low connections, I am afraid there is no chance of it.' (5)
6. Latest addition to Jane Austen adaptations this Indian tribute to Emma is called this (6)
7. 'She did not once mention the name of the former to me, and I was too proud to make any inquiries; but on my father's afterwards asking where he was, I learnt that he was gone back to London in his way to Ireland, where he is called to the Bar and means to practise.' November 17, 1798. A letter from Jane to Cassandra whom is she speaking of? (6)
9. 'Poor Elizabeth has had a dismal ride of it from Devizes, for it has rained almost all the way, and our first view of Bath has been just as gloomy as it was last November twelvemonth' Of which Elizabeth was Jane speaking of? (9)
11. After the end of the French empire this city was returned to Piedmont in 1814, and followed its history until the founding of the unification of Italy in 1861 (4)
12. In November of 1786 this brother of Jane embarked on the Grand Tour of the Continent visiting Spain, Holland and his cousin Eliza de Feuillide?s estate in Guienne, France who was this brother? (5)
14. 'Sense and Sensibility' was begun, in its present form, immediately after the completion of 'First Impressions', in November 1797 a revision of Elinor and Marianne was partly prompted by Austen's having read this authoress 'A Gossip's Story' (4)
15. 'The two Fannies went to Canty. in the morning, and took ___. and Cass. to try on new stays. Harriot and I had a comfortable walk together. She desires her best love to you and kind remembrance to Henry' Who is this young person who was a pupil of a Miss Clewes a governess at Godmersham a probable inspiration for her young characters in Persuasion (3)
16. Stands for which of Jane Austen characters in Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion and Emma? (3)
17. The Caspian and this body of water are situated near the mouth of the Syr Darya Russia (4)
19. 17 November 1798 James Austen's son, James-Edward born in this Hampshire village (5)
21. A river in France, right tributary of the Seine (4)
23. In a letter sent November 1st, 1797 'I have in my possession ... , comprised in three Vols about the length of Miss Burney's Evelina. As I am well aware of what consequence it is that a work of this sort should make its appearance under a respectable name . . . . where you chuse to be concerned . . . what will be the expense of publishing at the Author's risk & what you will advance for the Property of it.' It was rejected by return of post. What Novel was George Austen speaking of? (9)
26. First wife of Francis Austen mother of his eleven children. (6)
27. November 1803 The Austen family visits Lyme Regis which is where Jane called 'Green chasms between romantic rocks, scattered trees and orchards of luxuriant growth' which is situated where? (6)
28. On November 25th 1802 Jane and Cassandra visit the this family at Manydown? (5)


1. 'We have got 'Fitz-Albini'; my father has bought it against my private wishes, for it does not quite satisfy my feelings that we should purchase the only one of Egerton's works of which his family are ashamed'4 Who is the author to this book that Jane speaks of in this letter dated November 25th 1786 to her sister Cassandra (7)
2. 'I do not know, but happiness is within my _____ and I cannot help myself' What is this quote from 'Becoming Jane referring to? (5)
3. 'Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way' Is this quote by Tolstoy or is it an Austen? (5)
4. 'An English spinster of the middle class Describe the ______ effects of 'brass', Reveal so frankly and with such sobriety The economic basis of society' Who is W. H. Auden describing in this extract from Letter to Lord Byron? (7)
8. 'I have seen grapes, cherries, ____s, and apricots. There are likewise almonds and raisins, French ____s, and tamarinds at the grocers', but I have never seen any of them in hats' So rightly said Jane in this letter Queen's Square, Sunday June 2nd 1799 (4)
9. What is Rev. Elton's name in Emma? (7)
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12. Paul Curran who played this character in Poldark series also played in 'The Duchess of Duke Street' with an Austen alumni Gemma Jones (3)
13. 'The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never ___ a man whom I can really love. I require so much!' Jane Austen (3)
18. Edward Austen and family move from ______ to Godmersham Park in November 1797 (7)
20. Any of various double sulfates of a trivalent metal such as aluminum, chromium, or iron and a univalent metal such as potassium or sodium or abbreviated term for alumni (4)
22. We have got ______'s 'Tour to the Hebrides,' and are to have his 'Life of Johnson'; and, as some money will yet remain in Burdon's hands, it is to be laid out in the purchase of Cowper's works' With Samuel Johnson, is a travel journal by this Scotsman who enticed his English friend Samuel Johnson to accompany him on a tour through the highlands. (7)
24. Icelandic word for 'single' (5)
25. The International Professional Dancing Sports Council a council that supports this modern version of the minuet (5)