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Jane Austen Biography, Books, Siblings, Husband

Jane Austen Biography

Jane Austen was born on 16th December 1775 in Steventon, United Kingdom. She is a novelist popular for her book Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

Jane Austen Books/ Novels

  • 1813: Pride and Prejudice
  • 1815: Emma
  • 1811: Sense and Sensibility
  • 1817: Persuasion
  • 1814: Mansfield Park
  • 1817: Northanger Abbey
  • 1871: Lady Susan
  • 1925: Sanditon
  • 1871: The Watsons

Jane Austen Complete Works

  • 1811: Sense and Sensibility
  • 1813: Pride and Prejudice
  • 1814: Mansfield Park
  • 1815: Emma

Jane Austen’s Letters

Jane Austen’s Letters offers an insight into the daily life of the novelist: intimate and gossipy, observant and informative, they bring alive her family and friends, her surroundings and contemporary events.R W Chapman’s ground-breaking edition of the Letters first appeared in 1932, and a second edition followed twenty years later. For this third edition Le Faye has added new material that has come to light since 1952, and reordered the letters into their correct chronological sequence.

Jane Austen Characters

  • Mr. Darcy
  • Elizabeth Bennet
  • Fanny Price
  • Mr. William Collins
  • Charles Bingley
  • Emma Woodhouse
  • Jane Bennet
  • Marianne Dashwood
  • Elinor Dashwood
  • Colonel Brandon
  • Miss Bates
  • George Wickham
  • Lady Catherine de Bourgh
  • Lydia Bennet
  • Caroline Bingley
  • Mary Bennet
  • George Knightley
  • Georgiana Darcy
  • Mrs. Bennet
  • Edward Ferrars
  • Kitty Bennet
  • Mr. Bennet
  • Edmund Bertram
  • Mary Crawford
  • Henry Crawford
  • Charlotte Lucas
  • Mrs. Gardiner
  • Thomas Bertram
  • Mr. Gardiner
  • Maria Bertram
  • Mr. Weston
  • Mr. Elton
  • Mrs. Dashwood
  • Mrs. Elton
  • Robert Ferrars
  • Mrs. Weston
  • Mr. Dashwood
  • Harriet Smith
  • Frank Churchill
  • Mr. Woodhouse
  • Sir Thomas Bertram
  • Robert Martin
  • Mrs. Norris

Jane Austen Siblings

  • Cassandra Austen; Sister
  • Henry Thomas Austen; Brother
  • James Austen; Brother
  • Francis Austen; Brother
  • Edward Austen; Brother
  • Charles Austen; Brother
  • Brother; George Austen

Jane Austen Husband

Jane Austen never married but she published six novels about love. During her era marriage was an economic decision since women’s wealth was tied up in the marriage market. Women’s fortunes passed from their fathers to their husbands, who controlled their wealth until their death, and men had to decide on wives whose fortunes could help fund their lands and lifestyles. As a result, it was common for engagements to be contracted not for love, but for economic reasons—a common trope in Jane Austen’s novels.

Jane Austen had no dowry since her father had financial difficulties and no money was passed to her. In 1795 she mey Tom Lefroy and they attended several parties together but he later moved back to Ireland eventually became Ireland’s most senior judge.

She met Harris Bigg-Wither, a brother of her friends who proposed and she accepted although she broke up the engagement a day after.

Death

In the early 1816 she was feeling unwell but but ignored the warning signs. By the middle of that year, her decline was unmistakable, and she began a slow, irregular deterioration.[109] The majority of biographers rely on Dr. Vincent Cope’s 1964 retrospective diagnosis and list her cause of death as Addison’s disease, although her final illness has also been described as resulting from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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