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Jane Austen

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Maddie Harper

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Jane Austen's Life Jane Austen is born. Jane Austen is born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon Rectory in England. She is the second girl of two, and the youngest child of seven. Jane starts to write a play entitled "Sir Charles Grandison or the Happy Man". This was to be a 6 act comedy. However, she later abandons the idea of writing plays. Jane tries to write a play. Jane writes more. Jane and her sister Cassandra attend Mrs. Crawley’s boarding school in Oxford. Soon after, the school moves to Southampton. They are soon taken home, after Typhoid Fever brakes out in Southampton. When Jane is 8, she goes to boarding school with her sister. 1775 1783 1785 Jane attends school Jane and her sister, Cassandra, attend the Abbey School in Reading. 1787 Jane starts to write short stories. She starts writing short stories at age 11, which will eventually fill three notebooks with works. These works are later called "Juvenilia". 1790 Jane becomes serious as a writer Jane writes her first novel, "Love and Friendship", and dedicates her book to her cousin, Eliza. It is believed that this is when Jane decides to be a serious writer. 1793 Austen writes two more pieces At the age of 17, Austen writes the pieces "Lady Susan", an epistolary novel, and the poem "Ode to Pity". 1796 Jane Austen's life Jane Austen is a famous writer of the 18th and 19th centuries. she wrote many famous books, such as "Pride and Prejudice", "Sense and Sensibility" and her collection of poems and short stories, "Juvenilia". All of these books and many others have earned Jane Austen the acclaim that she receives. Jane Austen now begins to write "First Impressions". This is changed to "Pride and Prejudice" about ten years later. This novel is a success and is still popular in today's world. 1797 Jane finishes "First impressions" Jane is turned down. In 1797, at age 22, Jane Austen finishes her first draft of "First Impressions" Jane's father presents one of her works to Thomas Cadell, a publisher in London, who turns it down. 1798 1800 She writes again. George Austen moves the family Jane Austen begins to work on her novel "Northanger Abby", which is initially called "Susan" and also "Catherine". George Austen retires from his job at the ministry, and moves his family from Steventon, England, to Bath, England. 1802 Henry Austen submits "Susan" (Northanger Abby) to Benjamin Crosby of Crosby & Company for 10 pounds. The book was never actually published, despite Benjamin’s promise. Failed publication. "I do...not" Jane receives her only marriage proposal from Harris Bigg-Wither, which she accepts, only to withdraw her response the next day because she thinks that it is a mistake. Failed novel. 1803 Jane begins work on "The Watsons". Unfortunately this was never finished. Jane’s friend, Madam Lefroy is killed in a horse riding accident on Jane’s 29th birthday. Unfortunate death. 1804 1805 Her Dad Dies 1806 After contracting a sudden illness, George Austen dies, shocking the whole family. Mrs. Austen, Jane, and Cassandra move to Southampton to live with Frank. The family moves. Just the Girls The girls (Mrs. Austen, Cassandra, and Jane) are forced to pay rent for living quarters. Soon after, they move to 25 Gay Street. 1808 They Move, Again The girls move to a six-bedroom cottage known as the Chawton House. 1810 1811 1812 1814 1815 1816 1817 1832 Another Publishing Sense and Sensibility is accepted for publishing by Thomas Egerton. 1870 Does She Ever Stop Writing? "First Impressions" is bought. The copyright of First Impressions is sold to Thomas Egerton for 110 pounds. Jane works on her novel "Mansfield Park", and revisions are made to "First Impressions". "Sense and Sensibility" is officially published, as well. More writing. At the age of 38, Austen began writing "Emma". A popular publishing Mansfield park has now been published. This turned out to be a very popular work, her most profitable thus far. 1813 Great Success Two editions of "Pride and Prejudice" are published, two editions of "Sense and Sensibility" are published and sold out, and "Mansfield Park" is completed with the copyright sold to Thomas Egerton. Unfortunate Happenings More Information. Following Jane's great success as a writer, her cousin and best friend, Eliza, dies. Henry Austen buys the copyright to "Susan" back. He changes the title to "Catherine".
John Murray publishes a second edition of "Mansfield park".
Jane completes "The Elliots".
Jane begins to become unwell. "Successful people are simply those with successful habits." Jane Austen finishes writing "Emma", and it is published by John Murray. She also begins to write "Persuasion". "The Brothers" Jane Austen begins to write the novel "The Brothers", but her illness stops her midway through it. “Thomas Edison's last words were 'It's very beautiful over there'. I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.” Jane Austen dies on July 18 at the age of 41, a month after she wrote her will. Publications "Northanger Abby" and "Persuasion" are published. It's all put together. Richard Bentley, who bought all copyrights to Austen’s works, publishes all of the works in a five volume series called “Standard Novels”. Final memories. Finally, 53 years after her death, Jane’s nephew, James Austen, publishes “A memoir of the life of Jane Austen”. Works Cited "Jane Austen Timeline." Jane Austen. www.janeausten.org, 2013. Web. 29 Mar. 2013. <http://www.janeausten.org/jane-austen-timeline.asp>.
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