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Jane Austen
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Born in Steventon, Hampshire
Born on 16th of December 1775
Died in Winchester, Hampshire
Died on 18th of July 1817

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1775 - 1817. Writer of Pride and Predjudice and Sense and Sensibility.


Daughter of a country rector who served as her tutor. Spent first 25 years of life in Steventon. Began to write at an early to amuse her family. Main subject was the morals and mores of country life. Best known works are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Emma (1816) and Persuasion (published posthumously 1817).

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