Sanditon by Jane Austen

Sanditon was the last work which Jane Austen wrote, and was unfinished at the time of her death on 18 July, 1817.

“The untitled manuscript written throughout in Jane Austen’s own hand, is the working draft of a substantial and evolving work of fiction. It totals…about 24,000 words, and perhaps one-fifth of a completed novel…James Edward Austen-Leigh provided a précis and quotations from the manuscript, under the title ‘The Last Work’, in the second edition of his Memoir of Jane Austen (1871), and R. W. Chapman published the first complete transcription under the title Fragment of a Novel in 1925. Yet ‘Sanditon’ seems to have been an unofficial title used within the Austen family at least from the mid-nineteenth century. A paper facsimile edition of the manuscript was published in 1975, with an introduction by B. C. Southam.” —Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts

A calm, by James Gillray (died 1815), 1810




Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Mermaids at Brighton, by William Heath (1795-1840), c. 1829.



Title: Sanditon
Author: Jane Austen
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