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  • 1. Samantha McDowell Professor Elizabeth Owens English 1102 2 March 2012
  • 2.
    • Biography
    • Writing Style
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Emma
    • Jane Austen Quotes
    • Works Cited
  • 3.
    • Born December 16, 1775 in Steventon, a small village in England. Jane Austen was the daughter of George and Cassandra Leigh Austen. She had six brothers and one sister.
    • Jane began writing at the age of 14, and wrote funny stories and plays mostly for entertainment purposes for her family.
    • Jane was never married, but she was close to engagement on three separate occasions.
    • Jane is considered one of England’s the most famous novelist of the 19 th century, and she is considered a true classic.
  • 4.
    • Jane Austen was know for her ability to use sarcasm and humor to portray important issues such as social etiquette, romance, and even politics. Her writing style was a mix of “neoclassicism and romanticism”.
  • 5.
    • Jane called the novel “my own darling child” and she knew that it was her best work.
    • This is the most popular of Jane Austen’s books and it is still in print to this day.
    • Jane thought of Elizabeth Bennet “as a delightful creature as ever appeared in print”.
  • 6.
    • “ Emma” was published the year before Jane Austen’s death.
    • Jane Austen believed that the character “Emma” was one that no one but she herself would like.
    • Emma Woodhouse turned out to be one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters.
  • 7.
    • A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
    • A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
    • It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
    • In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
    • Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.
  • 8.
    • Austen, Jane. Emma . New York: Random House, 1992. Print.
    • Austen, Jane. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice . Ed. David M. Shapard. New York: Random House, 1992. Print.
    • Gale “Jane Austen”. Encyclopedia Of World Biography. 2 nd ed.1998. Print.
    • Kelly, Gary. "Jane Austen." British Romantic Novelists, 1789-1832 . Ed. Bradford Keyes Mudge. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 116. Literature Resource Center . Web. 25 Feb. 2012.
    • Moncur, Michael. “Quotations by Author.” The Quotations Page . “N.p.” 1994-2012. Web. 29 Feb 2012.