Jane Austen

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BIOGRAPHY:

Jane Austen was born on 16th December 1775 in the village of Steventon, Hampshire, in the south-west England.
She was one of eight children of a clergyman and grew up in a close-knit family. Her inseparable companion was her sister Cassandra who, like Jane, never married.

She was educated at home by her father and irregularly at school, but she received a broader education than many women of her time Immediately showed an interest in literature. Austen's own favorite poet was Cowper. She began to write as a teenager, for family amusement.
From 1787 she produced a large output of prose and between 1795 and 1796, she completly "Elionor and Marianne" which would become "Sense and Sensibility."

In 1801 the family moved to Bath. After the death of Jane's father in 1805: Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother moved to Chawton, near Steventon. Jane's brother, Henry, helped her negotiate with a publisher and her first novel, 'Sense and Sensibility', appeared in 1811. Her next novel "First Impression", which became 'Pride and Prejudice', received highly favourable reviews. In 1798 she wrote "Northanger Abbey", which was published posthumously. 'Mansfield Park' was published in 1814, and 'Emma' in 1816. This one was dedicated to the prince regent, an admirer of her work. Finally she wrote "Persuasion", a novel published in 1818, after her death.