AP LANGUAGE PERIOD 5
Jane Austen’s Life
Born December 16, 1775
Seventh of eight children, one of
Father: Reverend George Austen
Erudite country rector of Stevenson
Mother: Cassandra nee Leigh
Descendent from an aristocratic
line of learned clergymen
Family was not wealthy but lived a
comfortable, respectable life
Never married (short engagement
She began writing at twelve years
Lived in the Parsonage House of
Steventon, Hampshire for the first 25
years of her life.
1801 moved to Bath
1805 father dies
Several years later settles in
1817 health declined (taken to
Winchester for medical aid)
Died July 18, 1817 from either
Addison’s disease or lymphoma
Buried in Winchester Cathedral
Austen’s Works Sense and Sensibility written 1811
Pride and Prejudice written 1813
Mansfield Park written 1814
Emma written 1815
Persuasion and Northanger Abby
were both written in 1811 but
published after her death by her
Austen’s works were all originally
She lived during much political
unrest but was not influenced
Society’s narrow mindedness
What I Expect
Austen, Jane. Pride and Prejudice. New York:
Barns & Noble Books, 2003. Book.
"Jane Austen: An Influential Woman - Books -
Stylist Magazine." Stylist. Web. 03 Oct.2013.
"Literary Criticism of Jane Austen's Work."
Literary Criticism of Jane Austen. Web. 03
"Jane Austen by Katherine Halsey." Jane
Austen. Web. 03 Oct. 2013.
"The Influence of Jane Austen’s Social
Background on Two of Her Novels." Jane
Austen Centre. Web. 03 Oct. 2013.
"Jane Austen Books." Jane Austen Books.
Web. 06 Oct. 2013.
"Biography of Jane Austen (1775-1817)."
Biography of Jane Austen. Web. 07 Oct.
"The Literary Climate." The Literary Climate.
Web. 07 Oct. 2013.
"Edison's Optics: Space: 1889 for Prism."
Edison's Optics: Space: 1889 for Prism. Web.
07 Oct. 2013.
"2013 Assent Publishing "GREAT ROMANCE"
Contest | Breathless Books." Breathless
Books. Web. 07 Oct. 2013.