With only six completed books to her name, Jane Austen nonetheless has left a lasting legacy on the world of English literature.

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon rectory in Hampshire, England. Her father, Reverend George Austen (1731-1805) was the rector at Steventon and had married Cassandra Leigh Austen (1739-1827), a daughter of a patrician family, in 1764. Austen was the youngest daughter of the large, closely-knit family, with six brothers and one sister. Austen was particularly close to her sister, Cassandra, and her brother, Henry, who became his sister’s literary agent.

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Jane Austen - Biography, Timeline, Books, Movies, Quotes, Fashion

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The Bath Assembly Rooms in Jane Austen’s novels, via Rachel Knowles at Regency History. The Tea Room, Assembly Rooms, Bath.

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Jane Austen's novels of manners, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, are literary classics. Learn more about her life and career, at Biography.com.

Jane Austen Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com has a series of vignettes to watch too :)

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. All four of her novels - Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815) published in her lifetime were published anonymously. Jane Austen died on 18th July 1817. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion (both 1817) were published posthumously.

A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard - This book will be in the Hagerstown Library catalog soon. An interesting take on the life and love of Jane Austen. A fictional account that reads both like a biography and a Jane Austen novel.

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