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Jane Austen

Jane Austen is the author of many literary romance classics such as "Sense and Sensibility," "Pride and Prejudice," and "Emma."

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I think it would be more accurate to say that the tone was ironical. Sarcasm implies contempt, and though Jane Austen may have held some people in contempt, the effect was probably intended to be more one of comedy than contempt.Jane Austen enjoyed irony, and used it in everything she wrote. It was...
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Elizabeth had just learned that Darcy had separated Jane and Bingley from marrying, and he hadn't denied it. He was also constantly alluding to how rude her family is, which offended her, and of course, Wickham had lied to her that Darcy was an extremely cruel person.
Six brothers-James (1765-1819), George (1766-1838), Edward (1767-1852), Henry Thomas (1771-1850), Francis William (Frank) (1774-1865), Charles John (1779-1852)-and one sister, Cassandra Elizabeth (1773-1845).
Jane Austen had six brothers and one sister, Cassandra, who was the basis for one of her characters, Jane Bennet, in Pride and Prejudice.
She wrote six complete novels: Northanger Abbey--originally titled "Susan", completed first, but published posthumously in 1818 Sense and Sensibility--originally titled "Elinor and Marianne", published in 1811 Pride and Prejudice--originally titled "First Impressions", published in 1813 ...
This parka is sensibly constructed.
He says he observed the two of them together and came to believe that Jane was indifferent to Bingley. Though it is not explicit in the novel, this meant that Bingley's falling in love with her could only bring him the pain of being refused or the pain of marrying a woman who he would later learn...
They say that they will take her on a trip in the summer!
No, she never married. She was proposed to by suitor Harris Bigg-Wither, who was a very wealthy man. She accepted his proposal at first, but rejected him after thinking about the idea for less than a day. In the film Becoming Jane, she is shown eloping with Tom Lefroy, only to change her mind, but...
The 2001 release of Pride and Prejudice on DVD is the 1995 version by the BBC. It was a TV miniseries consisting of 6 parts, and is 300 minutes long. It is good enough that a lot of people find they want to watch the whole thing in one sitting.
Cassandra Austen died in 1845, at the age of 72.
Jane Austen's father was a clergyman. He was the rector of parishes in Steventon, Hampshire. He was a member of the gentry, and from a family of some substance. He added to his rather modest income (for a member of the gentry) by taking on pupils, at one time.
The first ball shows us financial and social status were of the utmost importance in society. The first thing that is mentioned of the newcomers is how much money they make. The people of Meryton are obsessed with money and status. They immediately judge both Darcy and Bingley, a point that Austen...
All of Jane Austen's published novels had weak fathers who were important in their plots. In four of them, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion, the heroine's own father was weak. In Northanger Abbey, Mr. Tilney is greedy and completely inconsiderate of other peoples' feelings....
Jane Austen wrote in a romanticist, as well as neoclassical style.  The ability to layer these two styles was one of her strong points.  Her writing exhibited much restraint, was logical and structured.  Austen's writing style is a mix of neoclassicism and romanticism.  All of her work benefited...
Jane Austen seems to have begun writing in about 1787, when she was eleven or twelve years old. She began work on Elinor and Marianne, a novel consisting of a series of letters and which she later reworked into Sense and Sensibility, sometime before 1796, so she was probably in her late teens when...
no he has a gf
This is a really interesting question because it focuses so much on the natures of Jane and Lizzie.Lizzie is inclined to believe Wickham entirely. The interesting thing about this is that she does not by nature believe people easily. Her problem is that she has been blinded by her prejudice against...
Mr. Bennet's estate is entailed to a male heir. This means that the girls will not inherit anything from it, unless he has set it aside from his income. He has not done this, which is part of the reason he confesses to having neglected his daughters at one point. Mr. Collins is the male heir who...
His second proposel is around chapter 58 hope this helps!
In Austen's Pride and Prejudice 18th Century England is a place of strict class structure where propriety and the social order are of the utmost importance. She delves into the issues of primogeniture and the lack of options a woman has in life. Because women are largely incapable of making a living...
I asked this question, and I think not. But I would love to find out what other people think.Jane Austen was very conscious of literary devices, and was aware of the concept of character development. I think she was probably interested in what sort of person should not undergo any development. Fanny...
Because he's very sure of himself, and thinks he's a great catch for any woman, because: - he's Lady Catherine de Bourgh's protegee - [he thinks] his manners are impeccable and as a religious man he can gain access to all social levels. - he thinks he's more entertaining and interesting and...
Jane Austens works are difficult to date because she rewrote things often and was not particular about recording the dates of her writing.We know she wrote a number of books as a teenager, perhaps starting at the age of eleven, but we do not really know the order in which they were produced. Also,...
There are many sequels to Pride and Prejudice, but none written by the original author, Jane Austen.Examples include Mr. Darcy's Daughters, and Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy by Elizabeth Aston; Pemberley: Or Pride and Prejudice Continued and An Unequal Marriage: Or Pride and...
Lady Catherine De Bourgh is Darcy's mother's sister. She is a very wealthy woman who lives at an estate called Rosings in Kent. She is the patroness of Mr. Collins, and the mother of Anne De Bourgh. She wants to see her daughter marry Darcy. She is controlling, self centered, opinionated,...
Jane Austen was influenced by a number of other literary figures of her time, and by the society in which she lived. Her writing sometimes reflected the earlier writers, sometimes reacted to them, and sometimes was rather mocking of them, though without rancor.Some of these influences can be readily...
The significance of the novel was to show that we shouldn't be too conceited in pride and prejudice. In the novel, Elizabeth is prejudice and Mr. Darcy is full of pride. Also, Jane Austen ridicules society in her novel.
That Mr Bennet would be killed in a fight with Mr Wickham
Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility was her first novel to be published. When it appeared in 1811, it was immediately successful with people who were well read, and she became known as a result. Her fame was increased with Pride and Prejudice, which appeared in 1813. These novels were, at the time...
Elizabeth's first impression of Mr. Darcy was that he was proud, and arrogant, which made him unattractive to her. Shortly before he proposed, she also found he had been responsible for Bingley being separated from her sister, Jane, so she was very angry at him also. When he proposed, the proposal...
Cassandra Elizabeth Austen was Jane Austen's only sister. Cassandra was two years older than Jane. They were very close to each other, and neither ever married.
Mrs. Bennet has two siblings. One is Mrs. Philips, the wife of an attorney, who lives in Merriton (her husband never appears in the book). The other is Mr. Gardiner, who is a wealth tradesman, living in the Cheapside district of London. He is married to Mrs. Gardiner, who grew up in Lambton, near...
Pride and Prejudice is a novel. Specifically, it is a romance novel, and it is, in fact, often considered the epitome of the romance novel.
There are several places in the book where this is explained to some extent.Darcy is reticent with strangers. He does not feel confident to interact with them, especially dancing, but also in conversation. He is quite capable of interacting with his friends, as Col. Fitzwilliam notes.In addition to...
Two of Jane Austen's novels were first published in 1818, after she died. These were Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. It is possible that one or more of her novels that were published during her lifetime had an edition appear the same year.
Interesting question.We are led to believe that Bingley's sisters are accomplished. And certainly all ladies are said to be accomplished to some extent, according to Bingley.The thing that makes this interesting is that Mary Bennet, who is so often regarded as a sort of failure, seems to have been...
Her most popular book is Pride and Prejudice, but Emma is the one that is considered a masterpiece by many people, and it i also my favorite book by her.
Yes, at the end of the novel by Jane Austen she marries Mr Knightley.
Answer   No awards whatsoever! What awards did you expect for a woman living at the turn of the 19th century??! That was a time when it was not really "proper" for women to write novels, so many women writers used pen-names. By "accomplishments" her contemporaries understood something quite...
They were childhood friends, but Darcy began to disapprove of Wickham's behaviour. After Wickham tried to run away with his 15 year old sister, Darcy hated him.
There were three places in Pride and Prejudice where Elizabeth was proposed to. One was at Longbourne, the home of the Bennets. This was Mr. Collins proposal, which she refused. The second proposal was at Hunsford, the Collins home in Kent. This time Darcy proposed and she refused. The third...
Jane Austen wrote during the Romantic period.
Jane Austen began writing a novel she called First Impressions in 1796. She later changed the name and edited it into Pride and Prejudice, finishing in 1811 or 1812. It was first published in 1813.
Jane Austen's first full length novel was Elinor and Marianne, written when she was twenty or twenty-one. This novel, of course, was later edited and was published as Sense and Sensibility. She wrote a story sometimes referred to as a novel, called Love and Freindship [sic], starting when she was...
Unfortunately, NOBODY... She was, nevertheless, engaged, but only for several hours. She had accepted a proposal of marriage earlier in the evening (simply because it was convenient), but the absence of love made her break off the engagement the following morning.
Jane Austen was born on the 16th of December 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire.  
Pride and Prejudice has 61 chapters. They average about 5 pages each. The original novel was broken into three "volumes," a term with a somewhat different meaning then than it has now. Perhaps today they would be called Part 1, 2, or 3, instead of Volume 1, 2, or 3. Since some editions follow that...
Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817 at the age of 41. Four of her books, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, and Emma, had been published by that time. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion were published posthumously.
There seems to be no easy answer to this. Mr. Hurst is said to look like a gentleman, but we really do not know much about his background, and so we have no explicit answer. It really depends on what is meant by the term. By early definitions of the term, a gentleman was a member of the nobility,...
Jane Austen wrote six widely published novels. These are:Northanger Abbey,Sense and Sensibility,Pride and Prejudice,Mansfield Park,Emma, andPersuasion.She also wrote some other material, books she wrote as a child, poems, an unfinished novel, and so on, which have been published as a matter of...
the death of her father and her disease
Most of Pride and Prejudice takes place in a small town in Hertfordshire. The town of Meryton, and Longbourne, which is a mile away, are probably not more than twenty miles from London.There are several people in the book who go to London, but we see their actions there mostly through reports of one...
It is a wonderful story comparing two young women motivated differently. Elinor is responsible and rational. Marianne is unconventional and romantic.I find it dwells more on the unhappiness the girls go through than I would like. By comparison, Pride and Prejudice positively sparkles, even when the...
Jane Austen died at 4:30 am on July 18, 1817 at the age of 41. Although the actual cause of death is unknown, it is possible that she died from Addisons Disease. ----- Most likely Addison's disease or Hodgkin's Lymphoma no one really knows for sure ----- Jane Austen's health began to...
Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817 at the age of 41.
In the Memory of Jane Austen youngest daughter of the Late Rev.d George Austen formerly rector of Steventon in this County She departed this Life on the 18th of July, 1817, Aged 41, after a long illness supported with the patience and the hopes of a Christian
In Memory of JANE AUSTEN, youngest daughter of the late Revd GEORGE AUSTEN, formerly Rector of Steventon in this County She departed this Life on the 18th of July1817, aged 41, after a long illness supported with the patience and hopes of a Christian. The benevolence of her heart, the...
Answer . "[Jane] lies buried in the north aisle of the nave in Winchester Cathedral in Winchester, England."
A person's home is important, and for most of Jane Austen's characters, home was a small estate at or near a country village.Villages were important, as were the cities of London and Bath. She did not say much about London. She had at least one character of intelligence, Anne Elliot, dislike Bath,...
Jane Austen seems actually to have visited Canterbury Gaol with her brother, Edward, when he had to inspect the prison as a magistrate. This happened in November of 1813.
Lydia told her in an unguarded moment. It was supposed to be a secret, which Lydia also revealed, so Lizzy and Jane did not ask more about it. But Elizabeth was curious enough to ask her aunt Gardiner, who knew everything about it but had not been sworn to secrecy, and so was able to tell her all...
Jane Austen had 7 siblings - 6 brothers and one older sister.In age order:James Austen was Jane's oldest sibling,George Austen (George was unfortunately disabled and did not live with the family because of this)Edward Austen (Edward was adopted by rich relations so he did not live with the family...
Pride and Prejudice was published on January 28, 1813 in England.
It might be called upper middle class, but that does not really convey the class all that well.The characters in Pride and Prejudice are all from a closely related set of classes, including land owners (Mr. Bennet and Darcy), country clergy (Mr. Collins), prosperous trades people (Mr. Gardiner, Sir...
Col. Fitzwilliam reveals to Elizabeth the fact that Darcy had acted to separate Bingley from Jane. Col. Fitzwilliam also is used by Darcy as a reference to back up his claims about Wickham.
Jane Austen wrote the novel but it was published after her death by her brother Henry Austen
That would be the wonderful Jane Austen, who also wrote Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.
Jstor.org and Blooms Literature have some great secondary sources!
No, Anna Karenina was written by Leo Tolstoy.
There are six major works, you could pick any two:Sense and SensibilityPride and PrejudiceMansfield ParkEmmaPersuasionNorthanger Abbey
Jane Austen's background is very like that of many of the people in her books.Her family was perhaps most like that of Catherine Morland in Northanger Abbey. Like Catherine, Jane Austen was the daughter of a country clergyman with a large family. Like Fanny Price in Mansfield Park, Jane Austen had a...
Normal for that era and that country; she was an Anglican, the daughter of a wise - and moderate - Anglican priest.
Very few women had a profession back then. A woman of her social background could only work as a governess - but only as a last resort, because the experience could be horrible. She could have never dared describe herself as a professional writer, neither did she earn enough to support herself. She...
They do not have too much dowry to give their daughters, as they live on an income which will disappear after Mr Bennet's death. He had not saved money in the hope he would father a son who will inherit the estate, but that did not happen, so his wife and daughters will be relatively poor at his...
She wrote about strong female characters (and she was a strong female as well) during the 1800s, which was against all societal beliefs during that time. Women weren't supposed to be independent and were expected to marry and fill the role of homemaker, subordinate to their husbands.
A comedy of manners, or a novel of manners, pokes fun at society. It is a satirical look at the life the author lives in. Jane Austen uses her novels to show the problems in 18th century English society. For example, Pride and Prejudice brings about the fact that the ladies in families with no sons...
Perhaps the best term for the relationship between Darcy and Wickham is mutual antipathy. Each has feelings of dislike and distrust for the other, Darcy because of what Wickham has tried to do, and Wickham because of what Darcy might do if provoked. Wickham is afraid Darcy might reveal he is a...
With twigs, salt and other powders - but hygiene was barely taking its first steps during that time.
Pride and PrejudiceSense and SensibilityPersuasionEmmaMansfield ParkNorthanger Abbey
Lydia is invited by Col. Fosters wife.
  Looks like it is a large scale investment project.   See this site for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megaprojects
I would say both the story and the ATMOSPHERE. Her writing is also quite exceptionally witty, in a very feminine sort of way. Her most accomplished books are very hard to put aside, they make you want to keep on reading.
Elizabeth still doesn't like him (she still thinks he's proud and a bad person for taking away Wickham's living) but she can't exactly yell at him or publicly make a scene.
This is a question that strikes me as being somewhat like, "Which should I try first, the world's best chocolate cake or the world's best apple pie?" It really depends on what sort of thing you like. That having been said, I would suggest Pride and Prejudice, but I have to admit it is only because...
Jane Austen raised point on women's rights, and she did it in a way that was both subtle and compelling. The subtlety lay in the fact that she never moralized or complained in her writings, she merely illustrated the problems without comment in ways that her readers could sympathize with.The...
The actor's name for Mr. Bennet in that version of "Pride and Prejudice" is Benjamin Whitrow.
She does not write for ANY age group, as she has been dead for approximately 200 years. When she wrote, she did it for the Georgian society - women, mainly, but her readers included many men, even the Prince Regent, the future George the IVth. Even today, women make up the bulk of her readers, but...
there are no advantages other than personal & other selfish benefits, & that shall not benefit anyone else other than me.. there are no advantages other than personal & other selfish benefits, & that shall not benefit anyone else other than me.
It is the most important lesson she wanted to teach her female contemporaries: women had to value their common sense, their logic, their brain much more than their heart, their sensibility. They could not afford the luxury to let themselves carried away by emotions, and they could not let their...
Mrs. Bennet's actual education is not commented on in the book. She is described as a person of "mean understanding, little information, and uncertain temper." If she had any education, it did not stick. More likely, she had none, and that is how she raised her daughters.
Romantic fiction, realism (usually about social issues, especially role of women/marriage).
Mostly Romantic novels; one of them ("Northhanger Abbey") is also a Gothic novel parody.