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Age41 (age at death)
Birthday 16 December, 1775
Birthplace Steventon, Hampshire, England
Died 18 July, 1817
Place of Death Winchester, Hampshire, England, UK
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality English
Occupation Novelist
Claim to Fame Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey
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Jane Austen (; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.

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