Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Born: 16/12/1775 Died: 18/07/1817 Gender: Female Occupation: Novelist

During her lifetime, Jane Austen’s writing brought her little fame, but today there are few English novelists who are better known or better loved. She is the author of six novels, including Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1816). Rich in comedy, romance, wit and satire, Austen’s novels are also pin-sharp reflections of her social and geographical milieu in and around Hampshire, Bath and Dorset.

Image source: by Cassandra Austen, pencil and watercolour, circa 1810

Featured works

Jane Austen’s Juvenilia

Title: A History of England Published: 1790-93 Created date: 1790-93 Format: Prose Genre: Satire Learn more
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