Jane Austen's Cousin:
The Outlandish Countess De Feuillide
In this Eliza de Feuillide book it shows how the countess seemed fascinating and outlandish to her Austen cousins in rural eighteen century England. When she visited their village, her appearance was electrifying. She was an attractive, accomplished French countess with a vivacious personality who regaled them with fascinating stories of life in London and Paris where she hobnobbed with nobility and wore the latest fashions. Yet, Eliza’s life was not as glamorous as her Austen cousins might have thought as she faced many tragedies in her life that wealth and social class could not protect her against.