On today’s date we have two letters from Jane Austen to her sister Cassandra, separated by 18 years, yet both just after having arrived for stays in London. It is interesting to read two letters on similar topic with that long separation of time, in terms of style and content, though the first from 1796 is only a very brief one. It is, however, very light and teasing in tone. The second longer one, from 1814, is a little ‘quieter’ in presentation. An added bonus of this one is a description of Henry Austen’s new house in Hans Place.
23rd August 1814 – a letter which is to be continued on the following day