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Jane Austen's novels include Persuasion, Price & Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Sense & Sensibility and the epistolary Lady Susan.
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Birth Date:  December 16, 1775
Gender:  Female
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review by . May 16, 2010
Christian Encounters: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart is the newest edition in a terrific series about famous Christians in history. I am a big Austen fan, but I've never read any of her biographies. Although she's been dead for nearly two hundred years, her popularity continues to grow with the constant updates of movies based on her popular novels, as well as in novels like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Creatures. Jane's image has undergone several incarnations …
review by . March 11, 2009
Let's get this straight. I do not read romance novels. Well, not regularly anyway. I don't consider Jane Austen's books to be brilliant because of the romance, and I consider many of the "sequels" other people have written to be mostly failures if they focus on the romance and not on the wit.     Jane Austen's books are classics because of her characterizations and her way of portraying English society. The people seem real, and ridiculous, and smartly written. She's been criticized …
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