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Eliza\'s Daughter

Eliza's Daughter

(1994)
(A book in the Jane Austen series)
A novel by

 
Joan Aiken's many successes have included two novels modeled on Austen: Jane Fairfax, after Emma, and Mansfield Revisited, a sequel to Mansfield Park. Presumption? No, as the author herself answers, "love and admiration." Joan Aiken recreates Jane Austen's characters and her unmistakable sound with the assurance of a writer who has found a voice she loves. In Eliza's Daughter, Joan Aiken introduces Liz, a heroine more impetuous than the Dashwoood sisters ever allowed themselves to be. Liz is raised as a charming and incorrigible tomboy in the town of Byblow Bottom, famous for housing the misbegotten children of the gentry. Though often neglected, the young Eliza is spirited and never misfortuned. Wandering about Byblow, she is unknowingly befriended by the learned and impassioned poets Wordsworth and Coleridge on their long walks. When she gets older she is brought to the manor house as a companion to the frail child who lives there. Her circumstances thus improved, she is sent off to the Dashwoods: she sews by the hearth with the admirable Elinor, she gleans gossip from the flighty Margaret, and she clashes with the passionate Marianne. They then decide that she would benefit from Miss Hazlitt's school. Traveling around the world, Eliza is a heroine without need of a hero. Just as she transforms her own life with fierce strength and determination, she also earns a place of her own in Jane Austen's beloved family of women.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1995 : UK Hardback
Title: Eliza's Daughter (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-7451-7804-9 / 978-0-7451-7804-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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March 1995 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Eliza's Daughter (Thorndike Press Large Print Buckinghams)
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-7862-0365-X / 978-0-7862-0365-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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June 1994 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Eliza's Daughter
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-575-05755-6 / 978-0-575-05755-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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May 1994 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Eliza's Daughter
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-312-10972-5 / 978-0-312-10972-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Eliza's Daughter: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 1-4022-1288-7 / 978-1-4022-1288-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
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February 1996 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Eliza's Daughter (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-7451-3651-6 / 978-0-7451-3651-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers P.
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July 1995 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Eliza's Daughter
Author(s): Joan Aiken
ISBN: 0-575-05922-2 / 978-0-575-05922-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Eliza's Daughter: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
Author(s): Joan Aiken
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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