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Jane Austen

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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.

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Full Name Jane Austen
Date Of Birth December 16, 1775
Died July 18, 1817, Winchester, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth Steventon, England
Profession Novelist
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
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Her eight times great niece is actress Anna Chancellor.
2The film Clueless (1995) is based on her novel "Emma".
3Seventh generation aunt (through her brother Edward) of actress Anna Chancellor, who appeared in Jane's favored romance Pride and Prejudice (1995) mini-series and who also narrates the documentary The Real Jane Austen (2002).
4Anne Hathaway portrayed her in Becoming Jane (2007).
5Her 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.
6Between 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.
7Her books have never been out of print since they were first published.
8In 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.
9The Prince Regent was such a fan of her work that he asked her to dedicate her next book to him, which she did.
10Was fluent in French.
11Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list. (December 25, 1995/January 1, 1996 issue)


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Modern Persuasionwriter announced
An Excerpt from Jane Austen's Love & Friendship2016Short story
The Cate Morland Chronicles2016TV Series novel Northanger Abbey - 14 episodes
Love & Friendship2016based on her novella "Lady Susan"
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies2016Quirk Books novel
Northbound2015TV Series novel - 37 episodes
The Jane Games2014-2015TV Series 22 episodes
Austentatious2015TV Series novels - 9 episodes
Emma Approved2013-2014TV Series novel "Emma" - 69 episodes
Sanditon2014story
Sense & Sensibility2014
Pride and Prejudice2014TV Mini-Series novel - 2014, uncredited
Death Comes to Pemberley2013TV Mini-Series characters - 3 episodes
Doctors2013TV Series inspired by the works of - 6 episodes
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies2013Short characters
Pride and Prejudice: Having a Ball2013TV Movie documentary novel
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries2012TV Series novel "Pride and Prejudice" - 27 episodes
A Modern Pride and Prejudice2011novel
The Many Lovers of Miss Jane Austen2011TV Movie uncredited
Scents and Sensibility2011novel "Sense and Sensibility"
From Prada to Nada2011novel "Sense and Sensibility"
Aisha2010/Inovel "Emma"
Nesmrtelní2010TV Mini-Series book
Emma2009TV Mini-Series novel - 4 episodes
Lost in Austen2008TV Mini-Series novel - 4 episodes
Masterpiece Classic2008TV Series novel - 1 episode
Miss Austen Regrets2008TV Movie letters - uncredited
Sense & Sensibility2008TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
Persuasion2007TV Movie novel
Northanger Abbey2007TV Movie novel
Mansfield Park2007TV Movie novel - uncredited
Becoming Jane2007letters
Ellie & Marianne2006novel "Sense & Sensibility"
Pride & Prejudice2005novel
Bride & Prejudice2004novel "Pride and Prejudice"
Pride and Prejudice2003novel
The Real Jane Austen2002TV Movie documentary letters
Kandukondain Kandukondain2000novel "Sense and Sensibility" - uncredited
Mansfield Park1999novel "Mansfield Park"
Wishbone1995-1998TV Series novel - 2 episodes
Emma1996TV Movie novel
Emma1996novel
Sense and Sensibility1995novel
Pride and Prejudice1995TV Mini-Series novel - 6 episodes
Screen Two1987-1995TV Series novel - 2 episodes
Ruby in Paradise1993loosely based on novel "Northanger Abbey"
American Playhouse1990TV Series novel - 1 episode
Mansfield Park1983TV Mini-Series novel - 6 episodes
Sense and SensibilityTV Mini-Series book - 6 episodes, 1981 novel - 1 episode, 1981
Jane Austen in Manhattan1980libretto Sir Charles Grandison / text Sir Charles Grandison, or The Happy Man
Pride and Prejudice1980TV Mini-Series novel - 5 episodes
Emma1972TV Mini-Series novel - 6 episodes
Novela1966-1972TV Series novel - 26 episodes
Persuasion1971TV Mini-Series novel - 5 episodes
Sense and Sensibility1971TV Series novel - 4 episodes
Pride and Prejudice1967TV Series novel - 6 episodes
De vier dochters Bennet1961-1962TV Mini-Series novel "Pride & Prejudice" - 6 episodes
Persuasion1960-1961TV Mini-Series novel - 4 episodes
Camera Three1960TV Series novel "Emma" - 1 episode
Emma1960TV Mini-Series novel - 6 episodes
Wagon Train1959TV Series 1 episode
Encounter1958TV Series novel - 1 episode
Pride and Prejudice1958TV Series novel - 6 episodes
Orgoglio e pregiudizio1957TV Mini-Series novel "Pride and Prejudice" - 5 episodes
Matinee TheatreTV Series story - 1 episode, 1957 novel - 1 episode, 1956
Kraft Theatre1954TV Series writer - 1 episode
How Does It End?1952TV Series novel - 1 episode
Pride and PrejudiceTV Mini-Series writer - 4 episodes, 1952 novel - 2 episodes, 1952
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1949-1950TV Series novel - 2 episodes
Emma1948TV Movie novel
Pride and Prejudice1940novel
Pride and Prejudice1938TV Movie book

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies2013Short thanks
A Modern Pride and Prejudice2011in memory of

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardSense and Sensibility (1995)· Emma Thompson (screenwriter)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997USC Scripter AwardUSC Scripter AwardEmma (1996)· Douglas McGrath (screenplay)


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#Quote
1It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
2One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
3[when asked why her heroines always flawed] Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked.
4[her last words, when asked by her sister Cassandra if there was anything she wanted] Nothing, but death.
5If 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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