122) Jane Austen

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"I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal."

122: Jane Austen

Novelist who Wrote Sense & Sensibility, Emma, and Pride & Prejudice

Born: 16 December 1775, Steventon, United Kingdom

Died: 18 July 1817, Winchester, United Kingdom

Jane was not well known in her own time but is considered a classical fiction icon today.

She received some formal education, but a combination of typhus and financial burden cut it short (she was the seventh child born into her family).

Jane published her books anonymously in her mid-thirties.

She became ill at the age of forty-one—some people today speculate it might have been Addison’s Disease, and she soon passed away.

Two of her novels were published posthumously.

She never married or had children.

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Located In My Personal Library:

National Geographic History Magazine Article "Love in the Time of Austen" by Miguel Angel Jordan (November/December 2022 Edition)

The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers' Journey Through Curiosities of History by Oliver Tearle

Uppity Women Speak Their Minds by Vicki León