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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Jane Austen (1775–1817)

Austen, Jane. An English novelist; born in Steventon, Hampshire, Dec. 16, 1775; died in Winchester, July 18, 1817. Her books received little attention during her life, but are accorded high place to-day. They describe with great fidelity ordinary English middle-class life, rural scenes, and characters familiar to her. Long after her death Walter Scott, and still later Macaulay, paid just tribute to her genius. Her best-known works are: ‘Sense and Sensibility’ (1811); ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (1813); ‘Mansfield Park’ (1814); ‘Emma’ (1816); ‘Northanger Abbey’ (1818); ‘Persuasion’ (1818). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).