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Jane Austen - Author

About the Author

Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at Steventon near Basingstoke, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. She lived with her family at Steventon until they moved to Bath when her father retired in 1801. After his death in 1805, she moved around with her mother; in 1809, they settled in Chawton, near Alton, Hampshire. Here she remained, except for a few visits to London, until in May 1817 she moved to Winchester to be near her doctor. There she died on 18 July 1817.

As a girl Jane Austen wrote stories, including burlesques of popular romances. Her works were only published after much revision, four novels being published in her lifetime. These are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-16. She also left two earlier compositions, a short epistolary novel, Lady Susan, and an unfinished novel, The Watsons. At the time of her death, she was working on a new novel, Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which survives.

Featured books by Jane Austen

Persuasion

Persuasion

13+ readers

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2007

At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank.

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Other books by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2021

Sense and Sensibility

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2021

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2021

Persuasion

Persuasion

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2021

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2021

The Letters of Jane Austen

The Letters of Jane Austen

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2021

Manga Classics Pride and Prejudice new edition

Manga Classics Pride and Prejudice new edition

Author: Jane Austen, Po Tse Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2021

Emma

Emma

Author: Jane Austen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2021

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