Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Jane Austen was born December 16, 1775, at Steventon Parsonage, Hampshire, England. Austen lived a quiet life, living with her family and never marrying. She died July 18, 1817 at Winchester, Hampshire.

Austen authored several novels about domestic provincial English life. Her novels can be described as witty and gently satirical commentaries on the manners of her time and class. Her works include Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.