Jane Austen (3006 words)

Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Share on Facebook Tweet Report an Error

Related Groups

Image: Jane Austen

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 landed gentry; her concern is primarily with the correct assessment of character and with right conduct. What …

We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.



Citation:
Clark, Robert. "Jane Austen". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 January 2001; last revised 15 March 2010.
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5167, accessed 17 October 2017.]

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

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here.