Jane Austen

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1 Jane Austen IGCSE English Literature
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2 Biography Jane Austen was born on 16 th December 1775, at Steventon in Hampshire, where her father, the Rev. George Austen, was rector. Her mother was Cassandra Leigh. Jane Austen died on July 18 th , 1817.
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4 The Austens were moderately well off. They kept a carriage and pair and ‘enjoyed … some of the considerations usually awarded to landed proprietors’. The household was lively and bookish. The family also enjoyed writing and performing plays for evening entertainment.
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5 When young she went to balls and picnics, and paid visits like any other girl of her class. Once, it seems, she may have been seriously in love, but the man died. She never married.
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6 This is a photograph of a coat worn by Jane Austen. It gives an idea of the type of clothes worn by young ladies of the time.
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7 Georgian Writer Because of the charm of her plots, their setting in merry old England, and the Victorian-styled costumes and 1850 setting used in the first film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice in 1940), you may view Austen as Victorian. (This isn't your fault . . . the 1940 film misled you!) But Jane Austen lived between 1775 and 1817, and her novels came out between 1813 and 1818, the year after her death, which places her and her work in the Georgian period of English history.
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8 Simplicity of the Empire line dress Fluffy Hollywood!
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