Essay on The Life of Jane Austen

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The Life of Jane Austen The life of Jane Austen is a very interesting story and many would say that Jane Austen wasn’t like the rest. She was an English novelist who was not only successful but also very quiet about her writings and publishments; most of her novels were not open to the public during her lifetime. She was born on December 16th of the year 1775, and she was the seventh child to a well known clergyman and wife. Jane was not educated like most would be; she was homeschooled by her father. Her father had huge libraries in their home and this is what created the school-like feeling of the Austen estate. Jane was a normal, and a quiet young lady but also had the opportunities to live life in the greater world, by the access…show more content…
The family had lived in Bath for five years, from 1801 to 1806, and during this time she had begun on a novel called The Watsons, which was never completed (jasna.org). When Jane’s father had passed away in 1805, the three ladies of the family, Jane, her mother, and her sister, Cassandra, had moved to lived in a smaller house that was helped paid by the now wealthy brother, Edward. This house was located in the little village of Chawton. Later on Jane had been proposed to by one of her close friend’s brother, and she accepted only because she felt like it was the right thing to do because it was kind of an “in the moment” act. She had turned him down the next day and this was very painful for her because her father had always said that a good and sturdy marriage was the key to having a stable and secure life. Her father acknowledged the fact that single women would have a harder time getting to live in an estate and that they were most likely to be the ones to lean on wealthier family members and have some support from them; this is the root of the next novel she wrote, Sense and Sensibility (pbs.org). Jane Austen had eventually died unmarried, and so did her younger sister, Cassandra (express.co.uk). During Jane’s life, she would admire and focus on the social changes in class and how much people would
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