The articles below offer more in-depth information about Jane Austen's life. The curated list is drawn from JASNA’s journals, Persuasions and Persuasions On-Line, and from JASNA News. A brief biography of Jane Austen is also available on this site.
“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
Pride and Prejudice
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