At the Circulating Library Author Information: Mary Augusta Austen-Leigh

Author: Mary Augusta Austen-Leigh (1838–1922)

Biography: Mary Augusta Austen-Leigh was born in 1838 in Wargrave, Berkshire, the daughter of James Edward Austen-Leigh. Her great aunt was the novelist Jane Austen (1775–1817) and her cousin (once removed) was novelist Catherine Anne Hubback. Austen-Leigh followed the example of her famous family members by writing the single novel Hurst and Hanger (1886). She spent most of her life living in London with her brother William and sister Emma. Later in life, she wrote a memoir of her father and a biography of Jane Austen in 1920. She never married and died in 1922 in London.

References: British Census (1881, 1901)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Hurst and Hanger: A History in Two Parts.  3 vol.  London: Kegan Paul, 1886.