Austen, Jane 1775-1817 Biography

Jane Austen was AN English writer illustrious primarily for her six major novels, that interpret, critique and comment upon British gentry at the tip of the eighteenth century. Austen's plots typically explore the dependence of ladies on wedding within the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.

Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the half of the eighteenth century and square measure a part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, in conjunction with her realism and social comment, have attained her acclaim among critics and students.

With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a printed author. She wrote 2 further novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, each revealed posthumously in 1818, and commenced another, eventually titled Sanditon, however died before its completion.

She conjointly left behind 3 volumes of juvenile writings in manuscript and another unfinished novel, The Watsons. Her six full-length novels have seldom been out of print, though they were revealed anonymously and brought her moderate success and tiny fame throughout her period of time.

A significant transition in her late name occurred in 1833, once her novels were republished in Richard Bentley's commonplace Novels series, illustrated by Ferdinand Pickering, and oversubscribed as a group. They step by step gained wider acclaim and fashionable audience. In 1869, lii years when her death, her nephew's publication of A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced a compelling version of her writing career ANd purportedly quiet life to an eager audience.

Austen has galvanized an oversized range of important essays and literary anthologies. Her novels have galvanized several films, from 1940's Pride and Prejudice to more moderen productions like Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Love (2016).

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Born: 16 December 1775, Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England
Died: 18 July 1817 (aged 41), Winchester, Hampshire, England
Resting place: Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire, England
Period: 1787 to 1809–11
  • James Austen (brother)
  • George Austen (brother)
  • Edward Austen Knight (brother)
  • Henry Thomas Austen (brother)
  • Cassandra Austen (sister)
  • Sir Francis Austen (brother)
  • Charles Austen (brother)
  • Eliza de Feuillide (cousin)


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