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Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.(+more)
“But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.”
- Jane Austen, Persuasion
“Jane Austen´s world wasn´t a large one, but she used it to make observations of human behavior that are as true today as they were then. She speaks to women in a way that perhaps men will never understand fully, wich is rather wonderful. She only wrote of her direct experience. And because she used, to a large degree, comic observation it makes her much more accesible that most classic writers.”
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A set of Jane Austen stamps has gone on sale to mark the 200th anniversary of her novel Pride And Prejudice.
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