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Winchester, England English author, novelist, and writer The English writer Jane Austen was one of the most important novelists of the nineteenth century. In her intense concentration on the thoughts and feelings of a limited number of characters, Jane Austen created as profound an understanding and as precise a vision of the potential of the human spirit as the art of fiction has ever achieved.
Although her novels received favorable reviews, she was not celebrated as an author during her lifetime. Family, education, and a love for writing Jane Austen was born on December 16,at Steventon, in the south of England, where her father served as a rector preacher for the rural community.
She was the seventh of eight children in an affectionate and high-spirited family. As one of only two girls, Jane was very attached to her sister throughout her life. Because of the ignorance of the day, Jane's education was inadequate by today's standards.
This coupled with Mr. Austen's meager salary kept Jane's formal training to a minimum.
To supplement his income as a rector, Mr. Austen tutored young men. It is believed that Jane may have picked up Latin from staying close to home and listening in on these lessons.
At the age of six she was writing verses. A two-year stay at a small boarding school trained Jane in needlework, dancing, French, drawing, and spelling, all training geared to produce marriageable young women.
It was this social atmosphere and feminine identity that Jane so skillfully satirized mocked in her many works of fiction. She never married herself, but did receive at least one proposal and led an active and happy life, unmarked by dramatic incident and surrounded by her family.
Austen began writing as a young girl and by the age of fourteen had completed Love and Friendship. This early work, an amusing parody imitation of the overdramatic novels popular at that time, shows clear signs of her talent for humorous and satirical writing. Three volumes of her collected young writings were published more than a hundred years after her death.
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen's first major novel was Sense and Sensibility, whose main characters are two sisters.
The first draft was written in and was titled Elinor and Marianne. In Austen rewrote the novel and titled it Sense and Sensibility.
After years of polishing, it was finally published in As the original and final titles indicate, the novel contrasts the temperaments of the two sisters.
Elinor governs her life by sense or reasonableness, while Marianne is ruled by sensibility or feeling. Although the plot favors the value of reason over that of emotion, the greatest emphasis is placed on the moral principles of human affairs and on the need for enlarged thought and feeling in response to it.
Pride and Prejudice Inwhen Austen was twenty-one years old, she wrote the novel First Impressions.Day 1(*) Unit: Anglo-Saxon/Old English. 1. (*)Print out your grading sheet for the first quarter or use the Excel version.
Vocabulary. 1. Keep a vocabulary notebook and/or notecards for terms you will be . A summary of Overall Analysis and Themes in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Sense and Sensibility and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and .
In Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, there are three Dashwood sisters: Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret. Elinor is the oldest of the three sisters in her family. Whereas Marianne (the middle. He is a gentleman; I am a gentleman’s daughter; so far we are equal.” -Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen’s Social Background: Jane Austen: The gentleman’s daughter Jane Austen and her family had their place in the gentry within the social class system in England.
Elinor Dashwood - The nineteen-year-old eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dashwood and the heroine of Austen's novel. Elinor is composed but affectionate, both when she falls in love with Edward Ferrars and when she comforts and supports her younger sister Marianne.
JANE AUSTEN's CLERGYMEN Address to Jane Austen Society AGM at Chawton House.
- 17 th July by Dom Nicholas Seymour OSB. I have no doubt that many of you, whom I have the great honour of addressing this afternoon, were brought up always to tell the truth.