miércoles, 25 de septiembre de 2013
25/09/1813. Jane-Frank. Jane, Business Woman.
Jane writes to her beloved brother Frank, located by Sweden. The tone of your writing changes compared to that used with her sister Cassandra. Here it is perhaps a more mature Jane, but equally ironic. She is staying in Godmersham as Lady of the Place, for his niece Fanny has gone ... Among the money she's earning, and lifestyle, as well as reconsideration of his entire family and their environment,it must be looked like an absolute dream.
For what we are seeing in the last letters, Jane knew, probably through his brother Henry, which meant financial transactions, market fluctuations and goods, and the importance of good or bad investments. Later I will write about it, but Jane was truly a pioneer in negotiations with her publishers. The women of her time used to leave these matters in the hands of male relatives but she took the reins of the economic conditions of its publications directly with her editor. Far from being a silly girl that didn't know what was happening around her, Jane was well aware of what they meant certain social constraints (marriages in which women, even upper classes were dying in childbirth), and economic. She did not live in a bubble and only needed a small chance to feel mistress of her life, independent and free. Too bad that will last just a few years. To have had the opportunity to invest the money earned from her books probably would have had the life she always wanted. But Murphy's Law is relentless ... when it seemed to start it all, and to manage it ... left.
By the way, they also have news that her niece, Anna, is getting married to Ben Lefroy, a nephew of that other Lefroy ... Two hundred years ago today, Jane wrote to his brother Frank the following ...
See the link: http://pastnow.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/september-25-1813-jane-austen-try-to-make-all-the-money/