Name : Jani Hetalben Umiyashankar
Class: M.A. Sem;2
Guided by: Heenaba Zala
Department of English
Jane Austen an English novelist whose works
of romantic fiction, set among the landed
gentry, earned her a place as one of the most
widely read writers in English literature.
Her realism, biting irony and social
commentary have gained her historical
importance among scholars and critics.
Jane Austen's distinctive literary style relies
on a combination of parody,
mockery, irony, free indirect speech, and a
degree of realism.
She uses parody and mockery for comic effect
and to critique the portrayal of women in
18th-century sentimental and gothic novels.
Irony is one of Austen's most characteristic
and most discussed literary techniques.
Austen is most renowned for her development
of free indirect speech, a technique pioneered by
18th-century novelists Henry Fielding and Frances
Austen's have little narrative or scenic
description—they contain much more dialogue,
whether spoken between characters, written as free
indirect speech, or represented through letters.
Austen's novels have variously been described as
politically conservative and progressive.
Education and reading
Austen's plots are fundamentally about
education; her heroines experience a
"process through which they come to see
clearly themselves and their conduct"
and thereby "become better people".
Morality, characterized by manners, duty
to society, and religious seriousness, is a
central theme of Austen's works.
Austen was "a hard-working and believing
churchwoman.” So religion we can see in her
Austen's fiction, female characters comment on
male-authored texts and take charge of the
creation of their own worlds.
Austen highly influenced by politics so in her
major work we find theme of politics.
Property and class
Austen's novels raise and explore a
variety of issues relating to money and
property and the power that they
Individual and society
Austen's work there is a tension between
the claims of society and the claims of the
Sense and Sensibility(1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Northanger Abbey (1818)
‘Sense and Sensibility’ is a novel by Jane
Austen, and was her first published work
when it appeared in 1811 under the pen
name "A Lady".
sense and sensibility have truly
combined in this novel.
The novel follows the young ladies to
their new home, a not enough cottage on
a distant relative's property, where they
experience love, romance and heartbreak.
Claire Tomalin argues
that ’Sense and
Sensibility’ has a "wobble
in its approach," which
developed because Austen,
in the course of writing
the novel, regularly
became less certain about
whether sense or
‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a novel of
manners by Jane Austen, first published
The story follows the main
character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals
with issues of manners,
culture, morality, education,
and marriage in the society of the landed
gentry of early 19th-century England.
As Anna Quindlen wrote,
Prejudice is also about that
thing that all great novels
consider, the search for self.
And it is the first great
novel that teaches us this
search is as surely
undertaken in the drawing
room making small talk as
in the quest of a great
white whale or the public
punishment of adultery.”
‘Mansfield park’ is
a novel by Jane
1811 and 1813. It
was published in
May 1814 by
‘Emma’ by Jane Austen, is a novel
about youthful hubris and the
perils of misconstrued romance.
The novel was first published in
December 1815. As in her other
novels, Austen explores the
concerns and difficulties of genteel
women living in England; she also
creates a lively comedy of
manners among her characters.
and family friends
Mr. and Mrs. Allen
as they visit Bath.
The conflicts of
marriage for love
and marriage for
‘Persuasion’ is Ja
ne Austen's last
Austen is often considered one of the
originators of the modern, interiorized novel
Thus we can say that Austen was a
important novelist in English literature. Her
contribution in English literature is