What is Austen?

  • (noun): English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817).
    Synonyms: Jane Austen

Some articles on austen:

Lost In Austen
... Lost in Austen is a four-part 2008 British television series for the ITV network, written by Guy Andrews as a fantasy adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen ...
Celestina (novel) - Themes - Sensibility
... Jane Austen, who avidly read Smith's novels, responded to Celestina with Sense and Sensibility (begun in the 1790s) and her own Willoughby ... As a teenager Austen wrote parodies of heroes of sensibility, particularly those who focused on their own feelings and ignored their familial duties ... Austen's novel parallels Smith's in its structure and setting both are set primarily in Devonshire and London, for example, both have a heroine who ...
Staffordiidae - Genera
... within the family Staffordiidae include Staffordia Godwin-Austen, 1907 - type genus of the family Staffordia daflaensis (Godwin-Austen) Staffordia staffordi Godwin-Austen, 1907 Staffordia ...
Charles Austen - Flag Rank and Death
... Austen was advanced to rear-admiral on 9 November 1846, and was appointed commander-in-chief in the East Indies and China Station on 14 January 1850 ... On 30 April 1852 Austen had been thanked for his services in Burma by the Governor-General of India, The Marquess of Dalhousie, who subsequently also formally recorded his regret for Austen's death ... Austen is buried in Trincomalee ...
Austen - Other Uses
... Austen submachine gun, Australian submachine gun. ...

Famous quotes containing the word austen:

    If things are going untowardly one month, they are sure to mend the next.
    —Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete; being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry. The rest might wait. The preparations of new carriages and furniture might wait for London and the spring, when her own taste could have fairer play.
    —Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    It is indolence ... indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.
    —Jane Austen (1775–1817)