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The Old Vicarage A Novel

By: Catherine Anne Austen Hubback
Published By: Double9 Books
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Catherine Anne Austen Hubback's book "The Old Vicarage" delves into the personalities and relationships of those who dwell in an ancient vicarage in a small English community. The Reverend Herbert Millar and his family, who live in the fictitious old vicarage, are the focus of the narrative. She creates a detailed portrayal of 19th-century English society complete with traditions, customs, and social expectations via vivid descriptions and subtly placed social criticism. The play "The Old Vicarage" examines issues including love, marriage, class differences, and women's place in society. It explores the intricacies of interpersonal relationships, the pursuit of pleasure, and the tensions that develop between individual preferences and accepted social standards. With its humor, charm, and focus on detail, Hubback's work is a tribute to her renowned aunt, Jane Austen. She expertly crafts a universe that is both recognizable and enthralling, bringing readers into the vicarage residents' lives and crises.

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Catherine Anne Austen Hubback

Catherine Anne Hubback, the niece of renowned novelist Jane Austen, led a challenging life as an English novelist. After her husband's institutionalization, she turned to writing fiction to support herself and her three sons. Drawing inspiration from her aunt's unfinished works, she completed "The Younger Sister" in 1850, a continuation of Jane Austen's "The Watsons." Over the next thirteen years, Hubback wrote nine more novels. In 1870, she immigrated to California, settling in Oakland with her second son. However, her novels, which were once popular, have now fallen into obscurity and are difficult to find. Hubback's most notable work is "The Younger Sister." Sadly, she passed away in Gainesville, Virginia, in 1877 due to pneumonia. Although her novels are rarely read today, her contribution to the literary world and her connection to Jane Austen remain a part of her legacy.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 348 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358592850
  • ISBN-13: 9789358592856
  • Item Weight: 417.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 19.2 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Classics,Fiction / General