About Jane Austen

Jane Austen
Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Wikipedia
December 16, 1775, Steventon, Hampshire, England
July 18, 1817, Winchester, Hampshire, England

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A sketch of Brontë made by her sister, Charlotte Brontë, circa 1834
1854 photograph
Aged 30 by the Swiss artist Alexandre Louis François d'Albert Durade (1804–86)

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