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Jane Austen and the hypochondriacs

George Dunea Hektoen Institute, Chicago, Illinois, United States (Fall 2011)   Jane Austen Courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin Jane Austen began working on Sanditon in January of 1817, completing only 2,600 words before she died six months later—probably from adrenal failure (Addison’s disease) caused by tuberculosis. The fragment […]