December 6 1814: Unfinished Stories

On December 6 1814, Jane Austen writes to Caroline Austen. Only a fragment of the letter survives.

My dear Caroline – I wish I could finish Stories as fast as you can. — I am much obliged to you for the sight of Olivia, & think you have done for her very well; but the good for nothing Father, who was the real author of all her Faults & Sufferings, should not escape unpunished. — I hope he hung himself, or took the sur-name of Bone or underwent some direful penance or other. —  Yours affec J. Austen

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