Today we celebrate the Birthday of author Jane Austen!

FUN FACTS!

1. The seventh child of George Austen and Cassandra Leigh Austen, Jane Austen was born in Steventon, a village in southern England in 1775.

2. She had seven brothers and one sister!

3. In her lifetime Austin completed six novels, including Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion. Four of them were published before her death.  Northanger AbbeySense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice were all written before she turned 23!

4. In Austen’s lifetime, all her works were published anonymously. Her first published novel, Sense and Sensibility, was credited “By a Lady.” Her next book, Pride and Prejudice, was credited to “The Author of Sense and Sensibility.”

5.Austen died at age 41 after a slow, painful decline in her health. The type of illness has never been confirmed, but researchers have speculated Hodgkin’s lymphoma, bovine tuberculosis, or a delayed relapse of epidemic typhus as strong possibilities.

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