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Plan of a Novel According to Hints from Various Quarters

By Austen, Jane

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Title: Plan of a Novel According to Hints from Various Quarters  
Author: Austen, Jane
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

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Excerpt: SCENE to be in the Country, Heroine the Daughter of a Clergyman, one who after having lived much in the World had retired from it and settled in a Curacy, with a very small fortune of his own.?He, the most excellent Man that can be imagined, perfect in Character, Temper, and Manners?without the smallest drawback or peculiarity to prevent his being the most delightful companion to his Daughter from one year?s end to the other.?Heroine a faultless Character herself,?perfectly good, with much tenderness and sentiment, and not the least Wit?very highly accomplished, understanding modern Languages and (generally speaking) everything that the most accomplished young Women learn, but particularly excelling in Music?her favourite pursuit?and playing equally well on the PianoForte and Harp?and singing in the first stile. Her Person quite beautiful?dark eyes and plump cheeks.?Book to open with the description of Father and Daughter?who are to converse in long speeches, elegant Language?and a tone of high serious sentiment.?The Father to be induced, at his Daughter?s earnest request, to relate to her the past events of his Life. This Narrative will reach through the greatest part of the first volume?as besides all the circumstances of his attachment to her Mother and their Marriage, it will comprehend his going to sea as Chaplain to a distinguished naval character about the Court, his going afterwards to Court himself, which introduced him to a great variety of Characters and involved him in many interesting situations, concluding with his opinions on the Benefits to result from Tithes being done away, and his having buried his own Mother (Heroine?s lamented Grandmother) in consequence of the High Priest of the Parish in which she died refusing to pay her Remains the respect due to them. The Father to be of a very literary turn, an Enthusiast in Literature, nobody?s Enemy but his own?at the same time most zealous in discharge of his Pastoral Duties, the model of an exemplary Parish Priest.?The heroine?s friendship to be sought after by a young woman in the same Neighbourhood, of Talents and Shrewdness, with light eyes and a fair skin, but having a considerable degree of Wit, Heroine shall shrink from the acquaintance.

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Table of Contents: Plan of a Novel according to Hints from Various Quarters, 1 -- Jane Austen, 1

 

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