Jane Austen

Portrait of Jane Austen (c. 1810). Watercolor and pencil. By Cassandra Austen (1773-1845).
Jane
Austen
Birth Date: 
1775
Death Date: 
1817
Nationality: 

Jane Austen was a romantic novelist whose works are some of the most widely read in English literature. While not prolific, Austen's best know works include the beloved novels Pride and Prejudice and Emma that have each inspired many film adaptations. Her plots feature themes of love and marriage, highlighting the role women in the early 19th century and their need to secure position through a marital alliance.

Quotes by Jane Austen