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Jane Austen (1775 – 1817)

Nationality: BritishPeriods: British: 19th Century

writer of Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, and Emma

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Criticism about Jane Austen

Health and Wealth and Miss Jane Austen
Article discussing the importance placed upon money and health by the characters of Jane Austen’s novels.
Contains: Criticism, Commentary
Author: Dom. Nicholas Seymour
Keywords: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, inheritance
Jane Austen
This lengthy analysis of the author’s life and works includes sections on her Early tales, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey , Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Harold Child
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XII: English, The Romantic Revival,The Nineteenth Century, I
Jane Austen’s Clergymen
An article discussing the presentation of clergymen in Jane Austen’s novels.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
Author: Dom. Nicholas Seymour
Keywords: Jane Austen, Anglican Church

Biographical sites about Jane Austen

Family Secrets
This first chapter from a biography on Austen discusses the life of her parents before she was born. The New York Times Book Review site requires a free registration for acess to its reviews.
Contains: Extensive Bio,
Author: David Nokes
From: Jane Austen: A Life Chapter 1; Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1997
Jane “Persuasion” Austen
A brief biography of Jane Austen.
Contains: Sketch
An online community of Jane Austen fans help maintain this website devoted to the author. Contains public domain works on and by Austen as well as a list of links to external resources for more information. Also has an online forum.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Full Bio, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Works Available,
Author: Molland’s
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This first chapter from a biography on Austen discusses events surrounding the author’s birth. The New York Times Book Review site requires a free registration for acess to its reviews.
Contains: Extensive Bio,
Author: Claire Tomalin
From: Jane Austen: A Life Chapter 1; Alfred A. Knopf

Other sites about Jane Austen

Austen.com Front Door
“This site provides a good starting point for people interested in Jane Austen.” Includes interesting information about the writing projects Austen undertook as a young girl.
Keywords: austen juvenalia regency england
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Jane Austen Information Page
A comprehensive resource on Jane Austen, with biographical information, links to all of her texts online, and many links for Austen fans.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Timeline, Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Works Available
Author: Henry Churchyard

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013