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Jane Austen

English novelist

1775   -   1817

genre: romance novel, gothic fiction
country of citizenship: Kingdom of Great Britain
native language: English
educated at: The Abbey School
occupation: writer, short story writer, novelist

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 century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her 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. 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. She also left behind three volumes of juvenile writings in manuscript, a short epistolary novel Lady Susan, and another unfinished novel, The Watsons. Her six full-length novels have rarely been out of print, although they were published anonymously and brought her moderate success and little fame during her lifetime. A significant transition in her posthumous reputation occurred in 1833, when her novels were republished in Richard Bentley's Standard Novels series, illustrated by Ferdinand Pickering, and sold as a set. They gradually gained wider acclaim and popular readership. In 1869, fifty-two years after her death, her nephew's publication of A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced a compelling version of her writing career and supposedly uneventful life to an eager audience. Austen has inspired a large number of critical essays and literary anthologies. Her novels have inspired many films, from 1940's Pride and Prejudice to more recent productions like Sense and Sensibility (1995), Emma (1996), Mansfield Park (1999), Pride & Prejudice (2005), and Love & Friendship (2016).
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works

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Love and Freindship

juvenile epistolary novella by Jane Austen, dated 1790

author: Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice

novel by Jane Austen

author: Jane Austen

1813

Sense and Sensibility

novel by Jane Austen about the coming of age of the Dashwood sisters Elinor and Marianne; title refers to the characters of the two sisters: Elinor with "sense" (prudence), Marianne with "sensibility" (sensitivity, sympathy)

author: Jane Austen

1811

Persuasion

novel by Jane Austen

author: Jane Austen

1818

Mansfield Park

novel by Jane Austen

author: Jane Austen

1814

Northanger Abbey

novel by Jane Austen

author: Jane Austen

1817

Lady Susan

novel by Jane Austen

author: Jane Austen

1871

The Watsons

unfinished novel by Jane Austen

author: Jane Austen

The History of England

1791 work by Jane Austen, written when the author was 15; a parody of textbook histories of England

author: Jane Austen

Emma

novel by Jane Austen

author: Jane Austen

1815

articles

31

Catherine Morland/XVI ( 1898 )

article n° XVI paru dans La Revue blanche

author: Jane Austen

Catherine Morland/I ( 1898 )

article n° I paru dans La Revue blanche

author: Jane Austen

Catherine Morland/III ( 1898 )

article n° III paru dans La Revue blanche

author: Jane Austen

Catherine Morland/IV ( 1898 )

article n° IV paru dans La Revue blanche

author: Jane Austen

Catherine Morland/V ( 1898 )

article n° V paru dans La Revue blanche

author: Jane Austen

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