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by William Phillips, GCR Deputy Coordinator

Today's Quote

I look forward to the 4 new Chapters with pleasure.—But how can you like Frederick better than Edgar?—You have some eccentric Tastes however I know, as to Heroes & Heroines.—Good bye.

Letter to Caroline Austen, 26 February, 1817

This is one of the last letters Austen wrote to her niece Caroline, the third of her "aspiring writer" nieces to whom Austen gave literary advice. Many of the letters from 1817 have a sadly valedictory quality. Even though we have two more letters to Caroline, you'll note the uncharacteristicly abrupt "Good bye." Where does Caroline fit on the Austen family tree?

James's daughter
Edward's daughter
Frank's daughter
Charles's daughter