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Jane Austen: Her Life and Works

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Jane Austen 1775-1819 Jane Austen was a writer during
the late 1700s and early 1800s. Jane Austen wrote 6 full books in her lifetime. She became famous after her death in 1817 at the age of 41. Jane Austen was born to Mr. George Austen and Cassandra Austen in Hampshire, Emgland in 1775. She was the second youngest out of her 8 siblingest and 1 of 2 girls. Three (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Jane Austen began her formal education with her older sister Cassandra in 1783 at a Boarding school. All other education was provided by their father, who gave them many recources of which they took advantage of. In 1787, Jane's family started putting on plays in their own house. This was also when Jane wrote 2 plays that her family performed. This is where her passion for writing began. Jane Austen's style of writing Jane Austen was born to George and Cassandra Austen, making her their 7th child and second daughter. 1775 1783 Jane and her sister Cassandra went to boarding school
in Oxford, England. 1786 Jane and her sister return home from school, and their formal education is complete. All else they need to know, they will learn from their mother and father. 1790 Jane writes Love and Freindship, at the age of 14. She wrote a number of short stories in her youth reffered to as Juvenelia. 1795 Jane finishes the first draft of Elinor & Marianne, later
renamed Sense & Sensibility. 1797 The first draft of First Impressions, later to become her most famous peice, Pride and prejudice is completed. 1799 Jane finishes the first draft of Northanger Abbey, calling it, at the time, Susan. 1801 Jane's family move to Bath, England. Jane will incorporate Bath into her books, including Northanger Abbey and Emma. 1811 Jane finsishes first draft of Mansfeild Park. Jane Austen had a very unique style of writing. Because she was alive during the turn of the century in the late 1700s and early 1800s, her work is signifigantly different than what we see today. For example... “Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.”
Jane Austen, Emma ...Which really means "silly things stop being silly when they are done by a sensible person doing them boldly" Other themes and patterns in Austen's writing include
Irony
Romance
Judgements
Hierarchy
Opposites attraction Emma is a Austen Novel about a young woman, named Emma, who loves to play matchmaker amng her aquantiances. She messes multiple lives up, trying to make a match, but she enjoys it nonetheless. The tricky thing is, for Emma, finding a love of her own. 1814 Jane finishes first draft of Emma. 1815 Jane Begins on Persuasion 1815 (December) Emma is published, and sales thrive. 1813 Pride and prejudice is published. 1811 Sense and Sensibility is published 1805 Jane's father dies 1816 Jane falls ill 1817 Jane Austen Dies Austen's full works are published all together for the
first time. 1833 1870 Austen's Nephew publishes a memoir, bringing Jane Austens work into a brader light among more audiences. Pride and prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen about a young woman named Elizabeth. Elizabeth is one of five girls in her family, and her mother is desperate to marry each one off. Elizabeth has always beleived that love is more than a mansion or a fortune, so when she receives a marriage proposal from a man she does not love, she turns him down. Mr. Darcy, a wealthy man, full of pride, becomes more aquanted with Lizzie, and realizes his love for her. But, is Elizabeth's prejudice to strong to see Darcy for the man he really is? Sense and Sensibiltiy is Jane Austen's first novel. It is about the lives of two young sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Elinor is the sense, Marianne the sensibility. Both seek men to marry, but lifes obstacles get in the way. They go through ups and downs, but put eachother in before all else. Sources BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. Sept. 2012. <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/jane_austen.html>.
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