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Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Nationality: British
Periods: British: 19th Century

writer of Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, and Emma

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Criticism about Jane Austen

Health and Wealth and Miss Jane Austen
http://www.starcourse.org/abbey/HWinJA.html
Article discussing the importance placed upon money and health by the characters of Jane Austen's novels.
Contains: Criticism, Commentary
Author: Dom. Nicholas Seymour
Keywords: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen, inheritance
 
Jane Austen
http://www.bartleby.com/222/index.html#10
This lengthy analysis of the author's life and works includes sections on her Early tales, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey , Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: Harold Child
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XII: English, The Romantic Revival,The Nineteenth Century, I
Keywords:
 
Jane Austen and Edward Said: Gender, Culture and Imperialism
http://www.uchicago.edu/research/jnl-crit-inq/issues/v21/v21n4.fr...
Discusses the tendency of scholars to "lift Austen out of her social millieu, gallantly allowing her gorgeous sentences to float free, untainted by the routines of labor that produced them and deaf to the tumult of current events."
Contains: Webliography, Criticism, Commentary
Author: Susan Fraiman
From: Critical Inquiry Volume 21, no. 4 Summer 1995
Keywords: Jane Austen, patriarchy
 
Jane Austen's Clergymen
http://www.starcourse.org/abbey/JACl.html
An article discussing the presentation of clergymen in Jane Austen's novels.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
Author: Dom. Nicholas Seymour
Keywords: Jane Austen, Anglican Church
 

 
Biographical sites about Jane Austen

Family Secrets
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/n/nokes-austen.html
This first chapter from a biography on Austen discusses the life of her parents before she was born. The New York Times Book Review site requires a free registration for acess to its reviews.
Contains: Extensive Bio,
Author: David Nokes
From: Jane Austen: A Life Chapter 1; Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1997
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Jane "Persuasion" Austen
http://www.incompetech.com/authors/austen/
A brief biography of Jane Austen.
Contains: Sketch
Keywords:
 
Jane Austen
http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/bio/austen_j.htm
This extensive biography of Austen comes from the Gale Group's Celebrating Women's History Month web site.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Bibliography
From: DISCovering Biography, Gale, 1997; Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale, 1998.
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Molland's
http://www.mollands.net
An online community of Jane Austen fans help maintain this website devoted to the author. Contains public domain works on and by Austen as well as a list of links to external resources for more information. Also has an online forum.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Full Bio, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Works Available,
Author: Molland's
Keywords:
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1775
http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/t/tomalin-austen.html
This first chapter from a biography on Austen discusses events surrounding the author's birth. The New York Times Book Review site requires a free registration for acess to its reviews.
Contains: Extensive Bio,
Author: Claire Tomalin
From: Jane Austen: A Life Chapter 1; Alfred A. Knopf
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Other sites about Jane Austen

Austen.com Front Door
http://www.austen.com/
"This site provides a good starting point for people interested in Jane Austen." Includes interesting information about the writing projects Austen undertook as a young girl.
Keywords: austen juvenalia regency england
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Jane Austen Information Page
http://www.pemberley.com/janeinfo/janeinfo.html
A comprehensive resource on Jane Austen, with biographical information, links to all of her texts online, and many links for Austen fans.
Contains: Extensive Bio, Timeline, Commentary, Criticism, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Works Available
Author: Henry Churchyard
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Last Updated Mar 25, 2014