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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jane Austen and Mothers of the Novel

Jane Austen (died 18 July 1817)

Jane Austen, c. 1810,
a drawing by her sister,

Born on 16 December 1775, Jane Austen died at the age of forty-one on 18 July 1817 in Winchester, England--she was buried in Winchester Cathedral, but her original memorial stone made no mention of her novels. 

She published anonymously--her first work simply attributed to "a lady." 

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