Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Death: 18th July 1817
Location: Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England
Cause of death: Addison's disease, a rare endocrine disorder
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English novelist who, despite achieving only moderate success during her lifetime, is considered to be one of the most influential novelists of her era.
Austen's plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security.


Rebecca said…
Jane Austen was an amazing writer, and an amazing independent woman. Thank you, Jane, for shaping the future for us gals. Rest In Peace. You deserve it.