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Jane Austen: Creator Of Witty Ms Bennet And Charming Mr Darcy

Jane Austen: Creator Of Witty Ms Bennet And Charming Mr Darcy

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Today we will be exploring facts about Jane Austen, the lady who made us all fall in love with Love again.

Creator of witty Ms Elizabeth Bennet and charming Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy, let’s know about one of the most cherished female authors: Jane Austen.

  1. Being a lady, Jane Austen published her work anonymously.

  2. Several characters of Austen’s books were inspired by her wealthy family from Yorkshire.

  3. She wrote six novels in her entire life out of which 2 were published posthumously (after her death).

  4. Britain was at war during Austen’s time. Her brothers served abroad, fighting for the nation.

  5. Austen rarely referenced war directly but she always used to include character redcoats of military men in her writing stories.

  6. When her father died in 1805, Austen stopped to work on a novel entitled, The Watsons.

Interestingly, it was the only point in her life when she was not writing or editing something.

  1. Jane was an accomplished brewer. In Austen’s time, beer was the drink of choice, and like the rest of her family, Austen could brew her beer.

  2. Austen’s speciality was spruce beer, which was made with molasses for a slightly sweeter taste.

  3. Almost all of her novels were revised and published in the later years of her life.

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  4. Her ever-adored collection includes Pride and Prejudice (1813), Sense and Sensibility (1811), Emma (1815), Mansfield Park (1814), Persuasion and Northanger Abbey (published posthumously).

  5. In 2011, the fragmented script for her unfinished novel, The Watsons was auctioned for £1 million, purchased by Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

  6. In 2017, she became the first female writer to be depicted on the British currency.

And what better than the following to end this section:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Hark, the irony.

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