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- Born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England, Jane Austen was the seventh child and second daughter of Cassandra and George Austen. Her father was an Oxford-educated rector for a nearby Anglican parish. Her family provided an environment of love and affection where learning and creative thinking were nurtured.
- Jane and her siblings were encouraged to read from their father’s extensive library in which they learned to author and put on plays and charades.
Career and Contribution
- In 1801, Jane Austen moved to Bath with her family and after a short illness, her father died in 1805, leaving the family in financial difficulty. This crisis saw them move from one place to another and finally in the year 1809, they were able to settle down in a better living situation at her brother Edward’s cottage in Chawton.
- The setting of Chawton gave Jane Austen a renewed sense of purpose that she began to write Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice for publication. Henry, Jane’s brother, helped her negotiate with a publisher and two years later, Thomas Egerton agreed to publish Sense and Sensibility, which was published anonymously in November 1811. Mansfield Park was finished by 1813 and was published a year later. Austen was already an established anonymous author when Egerton published
Pride and Prejudice.
- In 1815, Austen published Emma and in the year 1816, the second edition of Mansfield Park was published. These two were both under the publication of Lord Byron’s publisher, John Murray. Persuasion and Northanger Abbey followed in 1817.
Death and Legacy
- In 1816, Jane began to suffer from ill-health, probably due to Addison’s disease. Still, she continued to edit older works as well as start a new novel called The Brothers. Her condition deteriorated and she died on July 18, 1817, in Winchester, Hampshire, England. The Brothers was published after her death as Sanditon.
- Even with the popularity of her works, her brother Henry only revealed to the public that she was the author of her published books after her death.
- Today, Jane Austen is considered to be one of the greatest writers in English history, both by academics and the general public. The popularity of her work is also evident in many film and TV adaptations of Emma, Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility, as well as the TV series and film Clueless, which was based on Emma.
Jane Austen Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about English writer Jane Austen across 22 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Jefferson Davis worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Jane Austen who was an English writer whose books such as Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1815), set among the English middle and upper classes, are considered literary classics that bridge the gap between romance and realism.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Jane Austen Facts
- Her Storyline
- Think about it!
- Unlock the Terms I
- Unlock the Terms II
- Unlock the Terms III
- Recreating the Cover
- Isn’t it Ironic?
- Symbols & Signs
- Jane as Elizabeth
- Most Admirable
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