“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”  Miss Elizabeth Bennett, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen



Born on 16 December, 1775 Jane Austen was the daughter of Cassandra (née Leigh) (1739–1827) and the reverend George Austen (1731–1805). The Austens were a very close-knit family; Jane had six brothers and one sister, Cassandra, who would later draw a famous portrait of Jane. They lived in the village of Steventon in Hampshire county, England, where George was rector. Young Jane was tutored at home and attended the Abbey School in Reading, Berkshire.


Published on March 28, 2009 at 3:16 am  Comments Off on About  
%d bloggers like this: