Who 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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... 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 ... 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 ... Treaty of Ghent ends war between the United States and Britain 1815 2–16 January – Jane and Cassandra stay at Steventon they also visit Ashe and ...
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Chawton House
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    Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other’s comfort.
    —Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    Mistress, there are portents abroad of magic and might,
    And things that are yet to be done. Open the door!
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