Jane Austen's Teenage Wasteland


Screengrab from BBC.

Great article on the BBC's website about a display of Austen's early writings at the British Library. They include three notebooks written between the ages of 11 and 17. Kathyrn Sutherland, an Oxford professor quoted in the article by Fiona Macdonald, calls them "... exuberantly expressionistic tales of sexual misdemeanor, of female drunkenness and violence." Wow! You can read more here. The show runs from January 10 through February 19. Janeites can order our 3x5" Jane sticker here on our website, without a trip across the pond. $3.95 includes free shipping.