Aus·ten (ôʹstən), Jane. 1775-1817.
British writer who is noted for her penetrating observation of middle-class manners and morality and her irony, wit, and meticulous style. Her novels include Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1816).

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  • Austen, Jane — born Dec. 16, 1775, Steventon, Hampshire, Eng. died July 18, 1817, Winchester, Hampshire English novelist. The daughter of a rector, she lived in the circumscribed world of minor landed gentry and country clergy that she was to use in her… …   Universalium

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  • AUSTEN, JANE —    a gifted English novelist, daughter of a clergyman in N. Hampshire; member of a quiet family circle, occupied herself in writing without eye to publication, and only in mature womanhood thought of writing for the press. Her first novel, Sense… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Jane Austen's House Museum — in Chawton Jane Austen s House Museum is a small private museum in the village of Chawton near Alton in Hampshire. It occupies the 17th century house (informally known as Chawton Cottage) in which novelist Jane Austen spent the last eight years… …   Wikipedia

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  • Jane Austen — A watercolour and pencil sketch of Jane, believed to have been drawn from life by her sister …   Wikipedia

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