Jane Austen born at village of Steventon, England, to George and Cassandra
With her sister, Cassandra, Austen attends the Abbey School in Reading,
Writes her juvenilia.
Writes original versions of Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility,
and Pride and Prejudice.
"First Impressions" (original version of Pride and Prejudice) rejected
by a London publisher.
Father retires and moves to Bath with his wife and daughters.
Susan (original version of Northanger Abbey) is bought by a publisher
but never issued.
Austen begins, and quickly abandons, "The Watsons."
Death of father, George.
Moves to Southampton with mother and sister.
Lives with her mother and sister in a small house provided by her wealthy
brother Edward in the village of Chawton, in southern England. Begins revising
original versions of Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice.
Sense and Sensibility published.
Pride and Prejudice published.
Mansfield Park published. Austen begins work on Emma.
Emma is published and is dedicated to the Prince Regent (future George
at his request. Austen completes Persuasion.
Composes the fragment "Sanditon"; abandons it because of incapacitating
illness. Austen is moved to Winchester for medical care in May and dies
there on 18 July. Buried in Winchester Cathedral on 24 July.
Northanger Abbey and Persuasion published jointly in a four-volume
edition, with a biographical preface of Austen by her brother Henry.
©This extract is taken from John Lauber, Jane Austen
[New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993]
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