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Jane Austen


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Jane Austen

  2. 2. Date and place of birth ● Jane Austen was born on the 16th of December, 1775 in Hampshire, England.
  3. 3. CHILDHOOD ● Jane's father was George Austen and her mother was Cassandra Leigh. She was the seventh child, she had six brothers and one sister. ● The books that she read from her father inspired her to write and at the age of 14 she wrote her first novel 'Love and Friendship' and after 'A History of England by a partial, prejudiced and ignorant Historian' ● She also wrote 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Northanger Abbey' and she started a novel but it wasn't never completed. ● Her father died on 1805 and Jane's family had difficulties, she nearly got married but she changed her mind because she was upset. ● She lived in London with one of her brothers, Henry.
  4. 4. PROFESSIONAL LIFE ● In 1787, Jane Austen began to write poems, stories and plays. Between 1793 and 1795 she wrote 'Lady Susan', a short epistolary novel. ● After finishing 'Lady Susan', Austen attempted her first full-length novel 'Elinor and Marianne'. Austen worked on a second novel 'First Impressions' in 1796 and was completed in August 1797, 'First Impressions' later became 'Pride and Prejudice'. ● During the middle of 1798 she began writing her third novel 'Susan' a satire on the popular Gothic novel.
  5. 5. MOST IMPORTANT WORKS ● 'Persuasion' ● 'Lady Susan' ● 'Elinor and Marianne' ● 'Emma' ● 'Persuasion'
  6. 6. influences ● The author who had the strongest influence on Jane Austen's writing was Samuel Johnson, who was a great prose stylist and well-known for aphorisms. Jane Austen Samuel Johnson
  7. 7. Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice
  8. 8. SUMMARY ● Pride and Prejudice is the story of Mrs. and Mr. Bennet and their five daughters, Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Catherine and Lydia. The story focuses on various romantic adventures these young girls encounter at their residence. Their parents are strikingly contrasting to each other. Mr. Bennet comes across as a wise and witty gentleman, while the issue of marrying off her daughters has absorbed Mrs. Bennet completely. The arrival of the young and wealthy bachelor Charles Bingley and his friend Fitzwilliam Darcy adds a new twist to Austen's tale. It is the story of the various fondness, mannerisms and engagement pranks that develop due to Mrs. Bennet's insistent matchmaking and the dashing Darcy's passionate relationship with Elizabeth Bennet.
  9. 9. The end
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