1879 engraving of Jane Austen, based on a sketch of her made by her sister Cassandra in 1810.

See also Jane Austen (biography) by June Dwyer.
Jane Austen is the author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park and Persuasion. Her novels were all humorous views of the society in which she lived.

Jane Austen was born December 16th 1775 and died July 18th 1817.


An aspiring author, David Lassman, tried an experiment sending copies of chapters of Austen's novels with only minor changes (like changing character names) to eighteen publishers. Of the eighteen, seventeen ignored or rejected the submissions. Only one "told him not to mimic ' Pride and Prejudice' so closely". [1]


  1. Publishers fail to spot plagiarized Jane Austen

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