Jane Austen Personal Achievements

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In current day, Jane Austen is considered to be one of the greatest novelist of all time (Felder 47). Although she lived a fairly average life for a woman in the late 1700’s, Jane Austen was able to accomplish many substantial achievements throughout her life. These accomplishments included both personal and public achievements. Her public achievements, however, would go unnoticed due to her own preference of anonymity (Kuiper 139). Jane Austen lived a full life which included having a close relationship with her family, writing some of the most read and loved novels of the time, along with leaving her legacy behind through her writings. Born on December 16, 1775, Jane Austen would live a rather comfortable life with her family in Hampshire, England (Kuiper 136). Her mother, Cassandra Austen, and her father, Reverend George Austen, were the parents of Jane Austen and her seven siblings(137). In her family's birth order, Jane Austen fell second to last (Fielder 47). This would make her one of the youngest members in her family (Kuiper 137). She was one of only two daughters born in her family (137). Jane Austen, and her sister, Cassandra Austen, would become close friends during their childhood and this close bond continued as they grew into their adult lives (Smith 3). Throughout the years, Austen’s parents, their father especially, would be large proponents of their children's education (3). In fact, at one point in time, the Austen family ran an all-boy’s boarding
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