Jane Austen Jane Austen was born on 16 December 1775 at the rectory in the Hampshire village of Steventon to the Reverend George Austen and his wife, Cassandra. Jane, the seventh of eight children, had six brothers and one elder sister, Cassandra. The family moved to Bath on her father's retirement in In 1809 she moved to this house, (which later became a museum) with the her widowed mother and sister.
Jane Austen When Jane was young she read very much. In studied in Oxford, Sautgempton and Redding. But later she lived poverty on outward events. She didn't travel and before the end of her life she didn't get married, though she received a lot of proposals.
Jane Austen Until she settled in Chawton nothing of Jane's works had been published. The period that she leaved there was the most prolific and productive in her life. She revised Sense and Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice", which she had written some years earlier, and then wrote Mansfield Park, Emma, and Persuasion.
Jane Austen Later in 1816 she became ill and in May 1817 Cassandra and she rented rooms in Winchester to be near to her physician. There was no cure for the illness and she died on July She was buried in Winchester Cathedral.
Jane Austen Mrs. Austen and Cassandra lived in the house until Mrs. Austen died in Cassandra stayed there alone until she died in One hundred years later the house was bought by Mr. T. Edward Carpenter in memory of his son, Philip, who was killed in the Second World War. He founded the Jane Austen Memorial Trust and owned and administered the house that was first opened as a museum in 1949.
Jane Austen There are many film adaptations by Jane Austen's novels. One of them is Sense and Sensibility.
Jane Austen Jane Austen's novels: Sense and Sensibility (1811) Pride & Prejudice (1813) Mansfield Park (1814) Emma (1816) Northanger Abbey (1817) and Persuasion (1817) – posthumous.