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J.A.

  1. 1. Jane   Aust e n (1775-1817)
  2. 2. Who is Jane Austen? <ul><li>Jane Austen was an authoress who published more than six works during her lifetime. </li></ul><ul><li>She was born in Steventon in Hampshire in 1775 and died in Winchester, England in 1817. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of her works are considered classic literature. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jane’s World <ul><li>Jane lived here from 1809-1817. </li></ul><ul><li>Located in Chawton in Hampshire. </li></ul><ul><li>She revised two of her novels and wrote three more while living in this house. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Novels <ul><li>Sense and Sensibility ( 1811) </li></ul><ul><li>Pride and Prejudice (1813) </li></ul><ul><li>Mansfield Park (1814) </li></ul><ul><li>Emma (1816) </li></ul><ul><li>Northanger Abbey (1817) posthumous </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasion (1817) </li></ul>
  5. 6. Shorter Works <ul><li>Lady Susan </li></ul><ul><li>The Watsons (incomplete novel) </li></ul><ul><li>Sanditon (incomplete novel) </li></ul><ul><li>The two incomplete novels were later completed by different authors. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Themes <ul><li>Money - Jane Austen’s character s are usually middle class. They are not poor, but they are not rich either. </li></ul><ul><li>Love and marriage - form of financial transaction for women in thi s time. All of Austen’s character s marry for LOVE. </li></ul><ul><li>Sisters/families - For Austen’ s character s: </li></ul><ul><li>a) offer love and support b) sometimes they provide obstacles. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Many of Austen’s novels have been adapted into films. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many web sites dedicated to Jane Austen’s life and works. </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>&quot;The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.&quot;   --   Jane Austen </li></ul>

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