• Activist
Home Biography Writer Jane Austen Biography – the Romantic Novelist and one of the Most Widely Read Authors

Jane Austen Biography – the Romantic Novelist and one of the Most Widely Read Authors

The creator of immortal characters such as Elizabeth Bennett, Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen has left behind a legacy of romantic fiction, accurately depicting the Regency era, with a generous dash of humor and sarcasm.


Jane Austen Biography - a Favorite Modern Romantic Writer

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 - 18 July 1817) is one of the most widely read novelists in the English language. Born in a large, close-knit family of six bothers and one sister, Jane grew up in an environment of learning and creativity. Her father Reverend George Austen nurtured Jane’s creativity and her interest in writing. She began to write poems, stories and plays and many of these pieces, originally written between 1787 and 1793, are collectively referred to as Juvenilia. Between 1793 and 1795, Jane wrote Lady Susan, a short novel, followed by her first novel, Elinor and Marianne, which was eventually published in 1811 as Sense and Sensibility. In 1796, Jane began her second, and most popular, novel Pride and Prejudice, which was published in 1813. Mansfield Park and Emma followed in 1814 and 1815. In 1816, Jane’s health began to deteriorate and she died in Winchester the following year, at the age of 41. She is buried in Winchester Cathedral. Her final novels Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously in 1817. The complete Jane Austen Biography is available online.

Jane Austen Quotes - the Irreverent, Sharp Witticisms

Jane Austen Quotes, in her novels and elsewhere, truly reflect her personality and ideas. “Anything is to be preferred or endured rather than marrying without Affection” she writes to her niece Fanny Knight in 1814, an advice echoed in most of her books, and followed by Jane herself when refusing a marriage of convenience, one day after accepting the proposal. Her love for reading finds resonance in Pride and Prejudice with Liz Bennett exclaiming “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!” Her ironic style shines through in Emma with “One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.” Jane Austen Quotes are some of the best clever remarks and retorts in English literature.

Jane Austen Novels - Rise of Enduring Characters

Her six novels, though seemingly a narrow body of work, are all incredibly popular for their lively cast of characters. The Jane Austen Novels are replete with women protagonists who are intelligent and sensible, though high-spirited. Her novels paint a vivid picture of early 19th century England; yet many of her characters and their conundrums remain relevant even today - judging by the numerous theater, film and television adaptations of her writings.Photo Source : Public Domain

Written by Simon Harris

One Response to Jane Austen Biography – the Romantic Novelist and one of the Most Widely Read Authors

  1. Sally Gee said
    One small correction. The quotation you attribute to Elizabeth Bennet reference the enjoyment of books was not spoken by Lizzy in Pride and Prejudice. It was said by Caroline Bingley, as she was trying to gain Mr Darcy's attentions away from his own reading.

Your feedback on this article


Suggest a Topic

What topic would you like to read about here?