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English Professor Alex Woloch and two doctoral students discuss author Jane Austen’s writing style and why her novels still dominate literary culture.

Stanford literary scholars reflect on Jane Austen’s legacy

Jane Austen, author of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. Portrait by her sister, Cassandra Austen © National Portrait Gallery, .

Captain Charles Austen, Jane's brother. Looks like the guy who played Wickham in the BBC's "Pride & Prejudice"!

New Portrait of Jane Austen?

Jane's youngest brother Charles, who like his older brother Frank, rose to the rank of admiral in the British navy

The Reverend George Austen about 1764, 11 years before Jane was born

Unknown Artist, Portrait of the Reverend George Austen (ca. 1764 and ca. Courtesy of Jane Austen’s House Museum, Jane Austen Memorial Trust

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)  Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) Pierre: or, The Ambiguities (1852)

Herman Melville (August 1819 – September was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. Bartleby, the Scrivener is his best short story.

Jane

A watercolour portrait of Jane Austen, commissioned in is expected to fetch up to at auction in London today

Jane Austen vs Charles Dickens

Jane Austen vs Charles Dickens #infografia #infographic

Jane Austen vs Charles Dickens -- Cambridge University Press came up with a fantastic chart comparing the life (and how it influenced the writing) of two most famous classic authors: her and him.

"The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return."   ლ

"The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.

Biographer Dr Paula Byrne is convinced that 'imaginary portrait' was actually drawn from life

Jane Austen biographer discovers 'lost portrait'

A lost portrait? Jane Austen as pictured in the portrait discovered by Dr Paula Byrne.

The Word Choices That Explain Why Jane Austen Endures https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/upshot/the-word-choices-that-explain-why-jane-austen-endures.html?referer=https://t.co/LAh7rLwoSj?amp=1

The Word Choices That Explain Why Jane Austen Endures

The Word Choices That Explain Why Jane Austen Endures https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/upshot/the-word-choices-that-explain-why-jane-austen-endures.html?referer=https://t.co/LAh7rLwoSj?amp=1

Jane Austen

Austen´s tablet was unveiled to memory in Poets' Corner on the wall adjacent to Shakespeare's memorial in Westminster Abbey, on 17 December 1967 and the inscription reads simply: Jane Austen

8 College street is the house, still standing and privately owned, where Jane Austen died.

Jane died in lodgings at a house, 8 College Street, Winchester on Friday, July aged

View from the summerhouse folly in Godmersham, Kent. The exact view that Jane Austen would have had 200 years. ago when she was writing Pride and Prejudice.

Nerd stuff: View from the summerhouse folly in Godmersham, Kent. The exact view that Jane Austen would have had 200 years. ago when she was writing Pride and Prejudice. Godmersham is her brother, Edward's, second estate.

Jane Austen's Final Hours

Jane Austen’s Final Hours

: : through the keyhole : : Jane Austen's last home, in Winchester, England, she is buried in Winchester Cathedral

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