Anyone who loves reading must have read Jane Austen at least once in their lives. Reading Austen has a pleasure of its own. Now the technology has brought Austen right on our Windows Phone 7. Digi-Media-Apps has launched the 'Memoirs of Jane Austen' app for Windows Phone 7.
'Memoir of Jane Austen’ was first published in 1869 by Austen’s nephew James Edward Austen Leigh. A second edition was published in 1869.
The memoirs began as a family project after the death of Jane Austen’s last surviving sibling, Sir Francis Austen. Public interest in Jane Austen was developing and the family was bothered that someone apart from the family might write a biography on her. It was also that by then those who had any memory of Jane Austen were ageing. So, the whole project of writing her memoir began.
In the book, her nephew, Austen-Leigh described her as someone who was uninterested in fame and who only wrote in her spare time. When the second edition was published, Austen-Leigh added additional letters, biographical material and family papers. He also included a deleted chapter from Persuasion and extracts from Sanditon as well as Lady Susan and Watsons.
However, the image of Austen that was described as uninterested in fame and who only wrote in her spare time contradicted when the manuscript was published alongside the biography. It portrayed a struggling author who revised her writings again and again and was not as content with life as described by Leigh.
This book still remains a very important biography of Jane Austen that gives its reader a glimpse to her private world. And what can be a better glimpse, when you can download the app on your Windows Phone 7.
Now wherever you are, you can carry Jane Austen around on your Windows Phone 7 with pride and no prejudice.