Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon rectory in Hampshire, England. Her father, Reverend George Austen (1731-1805) was the rector at Steventon and had married Cassandra Leigh Austen (1739-1827), a daughter of a patrician family, in 1764. Austen was the youngest daughter of the large, closely-knit family, with six brothers and one sister. Austen was particularly close to her sister, Cassandra, and her brother, Henry, who became his sister’s literary agent.

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon rectory in Hampshire, England. Her father, Reverend George Austen (1731-1805) was the rector at Steventon and had married Cassandra Leigh Austen (1739-1827), a daughter of a patrician family, in 1764. Austen was the youngest daughter of the large, closely-knit family, with six brothers and one sister. Austen was particularly close to her sister, Cassandra, and her brother, Henry, who became his sister’s literary agent.

With only six completed books to her name, Jane Austen nonetheless has left a lasting legacy on the world of English literature.

With only six completed books to her name, Jane Austen nonetheless has left a lasting legacy on the world of English literature.

Jane Austen Biography, Quotes, Works and Writings – ReadCentral.com

Jane Austen Biography, Quotes, Works and Writings – ReadCentral.com

4 Sydney Place, Bath, where Jane Austen lived, when her father retired and her and her family moved and lived here for a few years.

4 Sydney Place, Bath, where Jane Austen lived, when her father retired and her and her family moved and lived here for a few years.

A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard - This book will be in the Hagerstown Library catalog soon.  An interesting take on the life and love of Jane Austen.  A fictional account that reads both like a biography and a Jane Austen novel.

A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard - This book will be in the Hagerstown Library catalog soon. An interesting take on the life and love of Jane Austen. A fictional account that reads both like a biography and a Jane Austen novel.

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography: Lucy Worsley: 9781250131607: AmazonSmile: Books

Jane Austen at Home: A Biography: Lucy Worsley: 9781250131607: AmazonSmile: Books

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the life of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the life of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

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Jane Austen's novels of manners, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, are literary classics.

Jane Austen's novels of manners, including Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, are literary classics.

Jane Austen: An Illustrated Autobiography - love this new book!

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Jane Austen: An Illustrated Autobiography - love this new book!

A profile of the life and times of Jane Austen by the best-selling author of Courtiers tours the classic author's childhood home, schools, holiday accommodations and grand and small family estates to reveal lesser-known aspects of Austen's character and inspirations.

A profile of the life and times of Jane Austen by the best-selling author of Courtiers tours the classic author's childhood home, schools, holiday accommodations and grand and small family estates to reveal lesser-known aspects of Austen's character and inspirations.

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