Jane Austen

woman and novelist

Died aged 41

Jane Austen (/ˈdʒeɪn ˈɒstɪn/; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. She worked with a variety of literary forms, extensively revising three major novels, and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the publication of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, eventually titled Sanditon, but died before its completion. Her novels have been rarely out of print, although they were published anonymously and brought her little fame during her lifetime. A significant transition in her posthumous reputation occurred in 1869, fifty-two years after her death, when her nephew's publication of A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider audience. Austen has inspired a large number of critical essays and literary anthologies. Her novels have inspired many films, from 1940's Pride and Prejudice to more recent productions: Sense and Sensibility (1995) and Love & Friendship (2016).

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Here lived Jane Austen 1801-1805

4 Sydney Place, Bath, United Kingdom where they lived (1801-1805)

Jane Austen 1775-1817 noted novelist. Jane Austin stayed at the former inn on this site, The Bull and George, when travelling to visit her brother in Canterbury

Boots The Chemist, 46-52 High St, Dartford, United Kingdom where they stayed

Jane Austen 1775-1817 Novelist stayed here 1813-1814

10 Henrietta Street, London, United Kingdom where they stayed (1813-1814)

Jane Austen novelist, stayed with her brother Henry in a house on this site 1814-1815

23 Hans Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 0JY, London, United Kingdom where they stayed (1814-1815)

In this house Jane Austen lived her last days and died 18th July 1817

8 College St, Winchester, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1817)

Pyne House. This is the most likely lodging of Jane Austen, whose visits to Lyme in 1803 and 1804 gave birth to her novel "Persuasion".

?, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom where they was

The Jane Austen Garden Lyme Regis was part of the setting for the novel Persuasion by Jane Austen who lodged in the town in 1804. The garden was opened by Sir Hugh Smiley Bt chairman of the Jane Austen Society in 23rd April 1975

Jane Austin Garden, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom where they visited (1804)

The Jane Austen Garden. Opened by Sir Hugh Smiley Bt in 1975 Chairman of the Jane Austen Society. Restored by Lyme Regis Town, District and County Council with help from this Society. Jane Austen lodged in Lyme for some months in 1803/04. She used the Cobb, town and surrounding countryside for the setting for part of Persuasion written in 1815/16

Jane Austin Garden, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis, United Kingdom where they visited (1803-1804)

Jane Austen lived here from 1809 - 1817 and hence all her works were sent into the world. Her admirers in this country and in America have united to erect this tablet. Such art as hers can never grow old

Winchester Road, GU34 1SD, Chawton, United Kingdom where they lived (1809-1817)

Behind here stood the Assembly Rooms where the novelist, Jane Austen, attended dances when living in Steventon 1775-1801

8 Market Place, Basingstoke, United Kingdom where they attended dances

Jane Austen 1775 - 1817 Novelist stayed here at Stanford Cottage from 18th September 1805 to the year end.

Warwick Street, Worthing, United Kingdom where they stayed (1805)

Jane Austen's Home given by Thomas Edward Carpenter, J.P., of Mill Hill in memory of his son Lieut. Philip John Carpenter. East Surrey Regt. killed in action, Lake Trasimene, 1944. Opened 1949 by The Duke of Wellington, K.G. president of The Jane Austen Society, founded 1940 by Dorothy Darnell, of Alton

Winchester Road, Chawton, United Kingdom where they lived