Austen, Jane

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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) 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 c. — they have rarely been out of print, although they were published anonymously and brought her only moderate success (and little fame) during her lifetime.

|  16th December, 1775, Hampshire, England.
|  18th July, 1817, Hampshire, England.

Austen’s use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike. With the publications of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816), she achieved success as a published writer.


For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?

— oh for gossip, what else!

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