English writer of such traditional novels as Pride and Prejudice, Feeling and Sensibility, and Emma. Her broadly go through books became well-known not only for his or her air of British countryside romance, also for their interpersonal critique, irony, and realism. During her child years, she and her family and close friends staged small-scale theatrical shows. Austen began composing plays, in addition to tales and poems, when she was a lady, and she later on gathered these “Juvenilia” in three notebooks. The film version of her novel, Feeling and Sensibility, gained celebrity Emma Thompson an Academy Honor for screenwriting. She was among eight children given birth to to rich landowners George and Cassandra Austen. Neither Jane Austen nor her just sister, Cassandra Elizabeth, ever wedded. Her novel Satisfaction and Prejudice was converted into a film starring Keira Knightley.
Full Name Jane Austen
Date Of Birth December 16, 1775
Died July 18, 1817, Winchester, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Steventon, England
Nationality British, English
Parents George Austen, Cassandra Austen
Siblings Cassandra Austen, Henry Thomas Austen, James Austen, Francis Austen, Edward Austen, Charles Austen, George Austen
Nominations Goodreads Choice Awards Best Graphic Novels & Comics, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor
Movies Clueless, Love & Friendship, Pride & Prejudice, Becoming Jane, Sense and Sensibility, Bride and Prejudice, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, From Prada to Nada, Pride and Prejudice, Aisha, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Kandukondain Kandukondain, Jane Austen in Manhattan, Pride and Prejudice: A Latter-Day Comedy, Lady Susan
Her brother Edward's descendant married the daughter of Louis Mountbatten (aka Lord Mountbatten; assassinated in 1979 by the IRA), who in turn was a descendant of Queen Victoria.
Between 1900 and 1975, there were more than 60 radio, television and stage productions of Austen novels. The first film adaptation was of "Pride and Prejudice" in 1940, although there had been a television version two years previously.
Her books have never been out of print since they were first published.
In July of 2002 a first edition of "Pride and Prejudice" was auctioned and sold for £40,000, nearly doubling the previous record set for an Austen novel in 2001 of £23,500.
The Prince Regent was such a fan of her work that he asked her to dedicate her next book to him, which she did.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
[when asked why her heroines always flawed] Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked.
[her last words, when asked by her sister Cassandra if there was anything she wanted] Nothing, but death.
If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient--at others, so bewildered and so weak--and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are to be sure a miracle every way--but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting, do seem peculiarly past finding out.
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