Austen, Jane, 1775-1817

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1775-12-16
Death 1817-07-18
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Jane Austen (b. December 16, 1775, Steventon, Hampshire, England–d. July 18, 1817, Winchester, England) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary, have earned her acclaim among critics and scholars.

With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began another, eventually titled Sanditon, but died before its completion. Her novels have rarely been out of print, although they were published anonymously and brought her little fame during her lifetime.

Epithet: novelist

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Subjects:

  • Ciegos--Libros y lectura
  • Fiction
  • Novelists, English--19th century--Correspondence

Occupations:

  • Authors
  • Novelists

Places:

  • Steventon (Hampshire, England), , GB
  • Winchester, ENG, GB
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 00, GB
  • Bath, ENG, GB
  • England, ENG, GB