Jane Austen

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Jane Austen  (1775–1817) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q36322 s:en:Author:Jane Austen q:en:Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Description British writer, short story writer and novelist
Date of birth/death 16 December 1775 Edit this at Wikidata 18 July 1817 Edit this at Wikidata
Location of birth/death Steventon Winchester
Work period 1787 Edit this at Wikidata
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Note: All the older published "portraits" of Austen were based on an engraving in the 1870 Edward Austen-Leigh Memoir of Jane Austen, which in turn was based on a somewhat rudimentary life sketch of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra (a sketch which was not considered too successful by some of those who had known Jane Austen), as reinterpreted and Victorianized in 1869 by Mr. Andrews of Maidenhead, Kent, and then the engraver (see Jane Austen: A Family Record, p. 253). The 1870 engraving which was the result of this process was further redone and reinterpreted in subsequent publications, with varying results. The accuracy of such "portraits" is thus somewhat doubtful.

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