Jane Austen

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Nearly two hundred years after her works first appeared, Jane Austen has the distinction of being widely read all over the world, and being considered by specialists as one of the most important English-language novelists. This eminence is surprising given the limited scope of her works: her narratives are primarily organised by the courtship of young gentlewomen in the period 1795-1810; her social scene is circumscribed by the drawing rooms, assembly rooms, walks and gardens of the minor …
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Clark, Robert. "Jane Austen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001; last revised 15 March 2010.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5167, accessed 07 July 2015.]

Articles on Austen's works

  1. Emma
  2. Lady Susan
  3. Love and Freindship
  4. Mansfield Park
  5. Northanger Abbey
  6. Persuasion
  7. Pride and Prejudice
  8. Sanditon
  9. Sense and Sensibility
  10. The Watsons

Related Groups

  1. English Romanticism