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Jane Austen's Writing Style
Transcript of Jane Austen's Writing Style
Jane Austen is one of England's most famous novelists,
Jane Austen finished six novels in her lifetime: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Persuasion (1817), and Northanger Abbey (1817).
Over the course of the 19th century, Austen’s reputation developed slowly
Early critics acknowledged Austen’s ability to make everyday incidents and characters interesting.
Austen’s popularity grew in the 1870’s and onward, due to the publication of the Memoir of Jane Austen by her nephew.
have been adapted for television, radio, theatre, and film, and have generated hundreds of sequels, prequels, and other spin-offs.
Common elements: characterization, sophisticated plotting, and irony.
Austen’s novels also mostly focus on themes of courtship and marriage.
Sharp, satirical depiction of late 18th century English society.