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  • Jane Austen

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    “Jane Austen is one of the few novelists in world literature who is regarded as a ‘classic’ and yet is widely read” (Kelly 1). Austen is the only novelist, prior to Charles Dickens, whose novels maintain a significantly popular readership, and generations of students regard her fictional world as literature with a capital ‘L.’ The British author, Jane Austen, gave the novel its distinctly modern character in the 19th century by describing ordinary people in everyday life, portraying strong female

  • Jane Austen

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    Through her works of romantic fiction, Jane Austen has made a place for herself as one of the most widely read authors in English literature. Her realism, witty writing style, and social commentary have given her historical significance among scholars and critics and have earned her a place in the hearts of many readers both young and old. Although, sadly, she did not live to see the extent of her legacy. From her teenage years into her thirties, Austen experimented with various literary forms. She

  • Jane Austen

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    fiction genre, there are many classical works that society has come to love. Of those many, books by Jane Austen, including Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Emma, are some of the most famous. As a deep and eloquent allegory of growth and rebirth, Austen is stating that moments of one’s life lead them to a new version of themselves, helping them realize where their path should go. Austen introduces several women characters without husbands, implying to a point in life when one is open

  • Jane Austen

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    Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion, was Jane Austen who was born on December 6th, 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire, England. Jane was the seventh child out of eight children of the Rev George Austen, a clergyman of the England Church, and Cassandra Austen. Austen was educated at home, but obtained a broader education then many women at her time, and never dwelled apart from her family. Jane lived quite a remarkably quiet and domestic childhood amid her brothers and

  • Jane Austens Works

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    First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice has consistently been Jane Austen's most popular novel. It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennet (whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers) and the haughty Darcy. The title Pride and Prejudice refers (among other things) to the ways in which Elizabeth and Darcy first view each other. The original version of the novel was

  • Who is Jane Austen?

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    Jane Austen’s novels still remain relevant to this day, despite being written more than 200 years ago. This decade, from 2011-2017, celebrates the bicentennial publishing of her six novels. Her novels are classics, and still on many a required college reading list, yet her works are also read by ordinary people who just enjoy a good story. During her lifetime, her books were well received, but quickly forgotten after her death (Harman 65). Considered one of Britain’s most revered authors, her

  • The Jane Austen in Literature

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    Jane Austen is known as one of the greatest novelists from England. Born in 1775, it is no surprise that her novels are still in print. She is best known for writing pride and prejudice. Back when she wrote pride and prejudice she was a teenager who did not want to come out as an author. She published this book back when a female’s entrance into the public eye was considered was considered not very lady like. Jane’s distinctive literary style relies on a combination of free indirect speech, parody

  • Biography: Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen was brought into the world on December 16th, 1775. She was born in Stevenston, Hampshire, England. Jane was the 7th child of her parents. Her mom’s name was Cassandra Austen. Her father was George Austen. She had a sister named Cassandra. Her family was mostly made of boys so she had a lot of brothers. Her siblings from oldest to youngest were as the following: James, Edward, Henry, Cassandra, Francis, George, Jane, and Charles. Jane had a close relationship or bond with Henry the most

  • Jane Austen Biography

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    As a culminating prose classicist, Jane Austen has acquired an abiding place in English literature. Austen’s first novel was not published until she was thirty-five, however she wrote three volumes of juvenilia before the age of eighteen (Jane Austen). “Her career is generally divided into an early and a late period, the former encompassing the juvenilia, as well as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice (1813), and Northanger Abbey (1818), the latter including Emma (1816), Mansfield Park (1814)

  • Significance of Jane Austen

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    Jane Austen is celebrated worldwide, her books have led to movies, television series, and those who admire her life; her talent allowed her to capture her readers with the themes, love, marriage, and expectations of 19th century women. On December 16th 1775, English literature changed with the birth of Jane Austen. One of eight; her father encouraged her to grow and prosper at a young age. She was closest with her only sister Cassandra. The Austen children were educated mainly at home, primarily