Jane Austen

1775 - 1817

early 19th century novelist whose works are remebered for their wit and social satire.

Austen lived her life in an upper-middle class family during the early 19th century in England. It is the day-to-day life of people in this society that is the primary focus of her work.

The near perfection for which Austen's novels are known today is a result of her extensive rewriting of these works during her life. Only four of her novels were published during her lifetime, and her contemporary society was, for the most part, unaware of her outstanding achievements.

Austen's works combine romantic comedy with social satire and a witty view of her contemporary society.


A critical analysis of Emma's behaviour (Ch1-18) in Austen's novel. To what extent is Emma a character with which the reader can sympathise -- Detalied analysis of the character of Emma Woodhouse - as shown through her behaviour and attitudes to others.

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Anti-Romanticism in Sense and Sensibility -- A look at the anti-romantic themes of Jane Austen's novel.

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The Importance of letters in 'Pride and Prejudice' -- Letters are used as a dramatic device in the novel to further the plot, aid in the revelation of character and in the exposition of the theme in Jane Austen's novel 'Pride and Prejudice'

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A Gothic Parody Balances Sense and Sensibilty -- Northanger Abbey integrates parody with characterization to emphasize the necessity of a balance between sense and sensibility while reflecting a theme of the initiation of a young woman into the complexities of adult social life

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Theme of pride in " Pride & Prejudice " -- How the author uses this theme throughout the novel?

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Influence of the Rich and Powerful in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility -- The influence of the rich (John and Fanny Dashwood) over the less fortunate (the Dashwood sisters and mother)

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