Jane Austen

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. Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years into her thirties. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth.



PersuasionAuthor: Jane Austen 
Price: $0.99 (ePub Edition) 
ISBN: 978-1-935702-29-0
Published: April 22, 2013 
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Revolving around the lives and loves of the Elliot family and their friends and relatives, Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the final book in her illustrious literary career, stands as the archetypal story of second chances. At the heart of this tale is the thwarted romance between Anne Elliot (perhaps the sweetest, most appealing heroine in all of Austen’s works) and Captain Frederick Wentworth, a fearless and headstrong naval officer.