Jane Austen December 16, 1775

Although I write about women in US History I can’t overlook the influence of Jane Austen. Her stories continue to influence readers centuries later. The author is still referred to as one of the great writers of all time.

Jane Austen was quiet and kept to herself most of the time. One of eight children she was unhappy about her family relocating to Bath in 1801 she retreated deeper into her world of words. Her father’s passing in 1805 and another move to the home of one of her brothers Jane continued to pen her stories.

Publishing romance with a comical twist on 18th Century society received moderate reviews in her time. It wasn’t until the 1940s that she became a noted English author.

Jane Austen never married and died at the young age of 42 on July 18, 1817. Her nephew published her Memoir in 1869.



Teresa L. Watts


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