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New Edition of Jane Austen Biography, Memoir Restores Missing Novel, Papers

Special Edition of Jane Austen Biography and Memoir Reveals Struggles, Triumphs, and Publishing Woes

Fort Worth, TX, June 25, 2010 --( Romance novelist Jane Austen's life, loves, and struggles are resurrected in "A Memoir Of Jane Austen: Special Edition" and its matching volume "Jane Austen: Her Life And Letters, A Family Record" both edited and re-formatted by Howard F. Clarke and available through Unique to the reformatted "Memoir" is the restoration of previously missing works intended by "Memoir" author J.E. Austen Leigh to be included. The restored works are "Lady Susan," an Austen novel, and "The Watsons," an unfinished Austen manuscript. The handsomely bound books reveal details that many may not know about Austen's life.

"Did you know," Editor Howard F. Clarke asks Austen aficionados, "that 'Aunt Jane' composed fairy tales for her nephews and nieces? Unfortunately, none of these stories made their ways into print." Clarke also points out other nuggets of little known facts from the memoirs. "Jane had one of her relatives buy back an Austen novel that had been tossed aside by a publisher and that book went on to become an Austen classic. Jane Austen was even dismissed as silly and overly romantic by a woman who falsely claimed to know the famous writer."

The paperback books, available separately through, include bibliographies, notes from the popular Austen novels, and family lines. "They have attractive covers," Editor Howard Clarke adds, "and they're perfect for devoted Austen readers and romanticists, as well as the budding author who is struggling to make her own vision real...maybe the next Jane Austen." Website for Howard Clarke is

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