The Beautifull Cassandra.
Afterword by Claudia Johnson. Illustrations by Leon Steinmetz. A charming new edition of this edgy, rebellious story Austen wrote at age 12 or 13 for the entertainment of her family. Johnson's excellent essay gives context for the juvenilia, and discusses how Austen's teen spirit can be found lurking in her mature works. Will make a lovely gift, printed on deluxe paper with classy illustrations by a renowned artist. You'll want to read this aloud, whether to yourself or friends, as Austen surely did. Princeton University Press. 2018. Paper. NEW. $15.00