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.

Glossary of Regency Period terms.  A wonderful thing to look over for any Jane Austen fan.  Quite helpful.

Glossary of Regency Period terms. A wonderful thing to look over for any Jane Austen fan. Quite helpful.

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.

Becoming Jane Austen - this explains it all - & some of it is quite surprising - & maybe true! ...by Jon Spence

Becoming Jane Austen - this explains it all - & some of it is quite surprising - & maybe true! ...by Jon Spence

Jane Austen - Biography, Life Timeline, Books, Movies, Quotes and Fashion

Jane Austen - Biography, Life Timeline, Books, Movies, Quotes and Fashion

Becoming Jane Austen - Jon Spence's fascinating biography of Jane Austen paints an intimate portrait of the much-loved novelist. Spence's meticulous research has, perhaps most notably, uncovered evidence that Austen and the charming young Irishman Tom Lefroy fell in love at the age of twenty and that the relationship inspired Pride and Prejudice, one of the most celebrated works of fiction ever written. Becoming Jane Austen gives the fullest account we have of the romance, which was more…

Becoming Jane Austen - Jon Spence's fascinating biography of Jane Austen paints an intimate portrait of the much-loved novelist. Spence's meticulous research has, perhaps most notably, uncovered evidence that Austen and the charming young Irishman Tom Lefroy fell in love at the age of twenty and that the relationship inspired Pride and Prejudice, one of the most celebrated works of fiction ever written. Becoming Jane Austen gives the fullest account we have of the romance, which was more…

THE REAL JANE AUSTEN by Paula Byrne: http://mwgerard.com/review-the-real-jane-austen-by-paula-byrne/

THE REAL JANE AUSTEN by Paula Byrne: http://mwgerard.com/review-the-real-jane-austen-by-paula-byrne/

Celebrating Pride and Prejudice: 200 years of Jane Austen's Masterpiece, by Susannah Fullerton: A Review

Celebrating Pride and Prejudice: 200 years of Jane Austen's Masterpiece, by Susannah Fullerton: A Review

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