Can anything be sweeter than the chance to honour your heroes? Our latest “Great Thinkers” biography is about Jane Austen. Darling, brilliant Jane. Jane Austen (1775- 1817) was the author of six novels: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Despite Austen having little formal education and enjoying only limited exposure to society, Austen’s work is renowned for its keen social commentary and sparkling wit. And we love her, unabashedly.
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- Jane Austen Literacy Foundation launched by author’s descendant (BBC News)
- Jane Austen’s House Museum (in Chawton)
- Jane Austen Centre (in Bath)