What is Jane Austen?

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

Jane Austen

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

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Chawton House
... It was formerly the home of Jane Austen's brother, Edward Austen Knight, and is now a library and study centre ... House is the venue of the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom ... In 2003 the Jane Austen Society of North America held its 25th Anniversary AGM in the grounds of Chawton House ...
Timeline Of Jane Austen - 1810s
... Year Austen Literary history Political history 1810 July–August – Jane Austen (pictured) and Cassandra visit Manydown and Steventon November – Edward Austen and Fanny visit Chawton Winter – Sense ... Austen and Jane visit Steventon Cassandra goes to Godmersham 14 October – Edward Austen officially adopts "Knight" as surname Autumn – Jane Austen sells copyright of Pride and Prejudice ... the United States and Britain 1815 2–16 January – Jane and Cassandra stay at Steventon they also visit Ashe and Laverstoke 29 March – Emma finished March or April ...
A Memoir Of Jane Austen - See Also
... Jane Austen portal Reception history of Jane Austen Jane Austen family tree Jane Austen nephew and nieces family tree ...
Thomas Bertram - See Also
... Jane Austen portal Jane Austen's Mansfield Park Characters Fanny Price Edmund Bertram Mary Crawford Henry Crawford Tom Bertram Maria Bertram Films Mansfield Park (1999) Mansfield Park (2007 ...
Jane Austen - Gallery
... Family tree showing Jane Austen, her parents and her siblings Family tree showing Jane Austen's siblings and her nephews and nieces ...

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