JANE AUSTEN UNCHANGEDTHROUGHOUT TIME By Sarah Abrecht ENG 1102 XTIJ
“THE WORLD IN WHICH HER NAME WOULD BECOMES Y N O N Y M O U S WA S T H AT O F T H E R E G E N C Y O F 1 8 1 1 -2 0 : T H E E F F U L G E N T E R A O F H I G H - WA I S T E D G O W N S AND HIGH-SPRUNG PHAETONS; OF JOHN NASH TERRACES AND THOMAS HOPE INTERIORS: OF THE P R I N C E S S O F WA L E ’ S A D U L T E R Y S C A N D A L S A N D N A P O L E O N ’ S D E F E AT AT WAT E R L O O ; O F B A L L R O O M S , B AT T L E F I E L D S A N D B Y R O N I C HEROES.” J.Ross
“Jane Austen’s novels are about intelligent women who take themselves seriously, butnot solemnly. Each of the Austen heroines possesses an implicit moral system and an impulse toward improvement that seems to require o exposition or justification, no wrestling with ethical dilemmas, no laborious arrivals at the gates of perception. Asteadiness of nerve prevails. The perfection of behavior, the refinement of sensibility- these were the natural conditions Jane Austen urged upon her men and women and upon us, her readers.” C.Shields
“ those who do appreciate her novels will think no praise too highfor them, while those who do not, will marvel at the infatuation ofher admirers; for no one cares moderately for Jane Austen’s works.” • C.Harman
JANE AUSTEN Jane Austen is one of the most Jane Austen’s insight into that worldcelebrated classical authors in the world. is what kept her readers of the novels soHer six novels have been repeatedly engrossed, she encountered her worldreproduced into every language imaginable. with humor and cunning remarks. Her novels transcend time, it does not Jane Austen’s writings are importantmatter that the novels are set in the Regency insights in the interaction between menEra; the tales of courtship and social and and women while within the restrictionsfamilial expectations have vastly remainedunchanged throughout the centuries. of societies rules.
JANE’S WORKS Sense & Sensibility (1811) Both novels focus on the lives of strong young Pride & Prejudice (1813) heroines, their struggles and thoughts of their future Emma (1815) circumstance in life. Persuasion (1818) Northanger Abby (1817) These two novels have been so popular throughout time that there have been many writers Mansfield Park (1814) and readers that have wanted to know more about the characters after Jane Austen’s stories have ended. Austen’s most famous novels are Senseand Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Many people have wanted it so much that they go as far as to write their own version of what they believe happened after Jane Austen’s story ended.
WRITINGS Jane Austen’s writings have influenced so many people, and manypeople can find parts of themselves in the characters in her novels. The influence that she carries is so great that there have been otherbooks created to extoll the effect of her novels on the readers. Numerous biographers have written about Jane Austen’s life and herown experiences that are revealed in her writings. Some of the biographies themselves have become as popular as JaneAusten’s writings herself.
WRITINGS CONTINUED Jane Austen’s readers are able to invoke in them power feelingsthrough her characters trial and tribulations.
Born: December 16, 1775 Died: July 18, 1817 One of Seven children Never married Cause of death tuberculosis
An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. Sheis satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she mayexert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with alady engaged; no harm can be done. Jane Austen