Jane Austen

Jane Austen
English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
Syn: ↑Austen
Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author

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Jane Austen [Jane Austen]
(1775–1817) an English writer whose novels have had a strong influence on the development of English literature. In them she describes the personal relationships and social life of the English ↑upper middle class of her time with gentle humour. She herself never married. Her best-known books are ↑Sense and Sensibility (1811), ↑Pride and Prejudice (1813), ↑Emma (1816) and Persuasion (1818). Many of her novels have been made into films.

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