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Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1715 in apoor family of the English gentry. Jane Austen was educated by her father and older brothers and then she studied on her own. Her family gave her imense of support to built her career.

Jane Austen wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. Her important works include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma. With the release of these books she attained critical claim as a writer and eventually became a successful published writer. Two of her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were both published posthumously in 1818. She had begun work on the Sanditon but died on July 18, 1817, before completing it.

Jane Austen preferred to publish her work anonymously and this resulted in less personal fame and very few positive reviews. Samuel Johnson had the strongest influence on her writing and her works mostly pertain to moral issues. Her novels were initially read by the literary elite but the publication of her nephew\'s A Memoir of Jane Austen in 1869, introduced her to a wider public as an appealing personality. It kindled popular interest in her works. By the 1940s, Austen was widely accepted in academia as a \"great English writer\". The Austen scholarship, established in the second half of the twentieth century explored many aspects of her novels namely the artistic, ideological, and historical facets. Jane Austen and her works have gained immense popularity ever since and a \'Janeite fan\' culture developed, centered on Austen\'s non publicized life and the various film and television adaptations of her laudable works.

Source: Wikipedia

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