Jane Austen – Life and Works

The name Jane Austen was probably the first thing that comes to mind when we think of classic gothic literature. A number of her works have been hailed as literary canons and can still be enjoyed today.

What makes her stand out is that she writes ahead of her time.

She was born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, and was the second daughter in a family of eight. She grew up in an affectionate family that cherished her passion for writing. The typical setting of her works features the country town she grew up with.  Jane Austen was a well-rounded writer who had produced a body of literature ranging from plays, verses, short novels, and prose but it was the novel that paves her way to stardom. During her lifetime she had managed to write and published several novels; Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813),  Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1815), Northanger Abbey (1818), and Persuasion (1818). She had a fair share of ups and downs in life when his father died. In 180, her brother was able to purchase a property for them in Chawton still within Hampshire. The following years after that had been the most fruitful years in her writing career. Her works began to gain acknowledgment from the members of the royal family. She was praised for the domestic realism that provides a new and refreshing perspective in writing. Because of her declining health condition, she wasn’t able to finish Sandition, her last novel. It wasn’t long before she had finally taken her final breath on  July 18, 1817.

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I am 21 yrs. old and currently a third-year student at the University of the Philippines Visayas Miag-ao campus taking up a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. I am currently residing at Sinogbuhan San Joaquin, Iloilo. My hobbies include writing, reading, watching Korean drama, and listening to k-pop.