A Classic Challenge January Prompt: The Author

January 4, 2012 Whitney Meme 8 Comments

On the fourth of each month Kathrine at November’s Autumn is posting a prompt for the current classic you are reading to coincide with her classics challenge.

This month’s prompt is the Author

 Jane Austen
Born December 16, 1775
Died July 18, 1817 (aged 41)


Chawton Cottage

The village of Chawton near Alton in Hampshire. It occupies
the 17th century house (informally known as Chawton Cottage) in which
novelist Jane Austen spent the last eight years of her life and where
she wrote Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion.
Wrote:
Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1815)
Persuasion (1816)
Northanger Abbey & Persuasion were published posthumuously by her brother 1n 1818


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8 responses to “A Classic Challenge January Prompt: The Author

  1. Isn't it sad that Jane Austen died so young? I certainly wish there were more books of hers but the few she wrote are so well-regarded. I've read 3 and definitely want to get to the others.

  2. Cat

    Jane Austen is always a pleasure to read. Her early death does make one wonder what other wonderful works she would have left us if she's lived longer.

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