Monday, April 12, 2010

Jane Austen Facts

Longbourn's Unexpected MatchmakerTo continue the blog tour for Longbourn's Unexpected Matchmaker by Emma Hox, here are a few facts about Jane Austen...

Obtained from the Jane Austen Society:

• Jane Austen was born in 1775 as the seventh of eight children.

• Her works mark the transition in English literature from 18th century neo-classicism to 19th century romanticism.

• Jane Austen wrote her first novel at 14, Love and Friendship (sic).

• In her twenties, Jane Austen wrote the novels that would later be re-worked and published as Sense and Sensibility (published in 1811), Pride and Prejudice (published in 1813) and Northanger Abbey (published in 1818, the year after her death)

• The books published in Jane Austen’s lifetime did not carry her name. Instead, they were written “By a Lady.”

• Jane Austen died of Addison’s Disease in 1817 at 41 years old. Her body is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

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