First Impressions

“I would not let Martha read First Impressions again upon any account, & am very glad that I did not leave it in your power.—She is very cunning, but I see through her design;–she means to publish it from Memory, & one more perusal must enable her to do it.”

letter to Cassandra, First Impressions later became Pride & Prejudice, Martha is Jane and Cassandra’s dear friend Martha Lloyd, who lived with them after their father died and eventually married their brother Frank
June 11, 1799 [21]

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