Jane Austen

Only in the last few years of Jane Austen's short life did she see some income and recognition for her writing, although she worked at her craft for decades. Contrary to some contemporary ideas that Austen's work was ... Read more »
Born: 12/16/1775 in Steventon, UK

Filmography

Writer (24)

Love & Friendship 2016 (Movie)

(from novel: "Lady Susan") (Source Material)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2016 (Movie)

(from the Quirk Books classic: "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies") (Source Material)

Death Comes to Pemberley 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Northanger Abbey 2014 (Movie)

(Novel: NORTHANGER ABBEY) (Source Material)

Pride and Prejudice 2014 (Movie)

("Pride and Prejudice") (Source Material (from novel))

From Prada to Nada 2011 (Movie)

(from novel: "Sense and Sensibility") (Source Material)

Emma 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Source Material

Mansfield Park 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Source Material

Persuasion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Source Material

Sense and Sensibility 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Source Material

Bride and Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

(from novel: "Pride and Prejudice") (Source Material)

Pride & Prejudice 2005 (Movie)

(from novel: "Pride and Prejudice") (Source Material)

Pride & Prejudice 2003 (Movie)

(from novel: "Pride and Prejudice") (Source Material)

Mansfield Park 1999 (Movie)

(Source Material)

Mansfield Park 1999 (Movie)

("Mansfield Park") (Source Material (from novel))

Jane Austen's Emma 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Emma 1996 (Movie)

("Emma") (Source Material (from novel))

Pride and Prejudice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Persuasion 1995 (Movie)

("Persuasion") (Source Material (from novel))

Sense and Sensibility 1995 (Movie)

("Sense and Sensibility") (Source Material (from novel))

Northanger Abbey 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Pride and Prejudice 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Source Material (from novel)

Northanger Abbey (TV Show)

Source Material

Pride and Prejudice (Movie)

(Book Author)
Actor (1)

Butch and Sundance: The Early Days 1979 (Movie)

Daisy Mullen (Actor)
Other (2)

Mansfield Park 1999 (Movie)

from early journals (Other)

Jane Austen in Manhattan 1980 (Movie)

libretto("Sir Charles Grandison") (Other)

Biography

Only in the last few years of Jane Austen's short life did she see some income and recognition for her writing, although she worked at her craft for decades. Contrary to some contemporary ideas that Austen's work was unappreciated in its time, she was in fact a popular if anonymous novelist who wrote and published at a steady clip until her death in 1816, with her first novels <i>Sense and Sensibility</i> (1811) and <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> (1813) going into second printings, <i>Emma</i> (1815) a success as well and <i>Mansfield Park</i> (1816) selling out within six months of publication. Her final completed books, <i>Persuasion</i> (1817) and <i>Northanger Abbey </i> (1817), were published together posthumously. Though moderately successful in life, Austen could not have dreamed of the industry her modest social satires would spawn. The never-married daughter of an English rector, Austen struggled to contribute to the support of her family with her writing, dying at the age of 41. In the 21st century she has become a global media phenomenon, as seemingly endless film and television adaptations of her small body of work continue to be made and a worldwide network of devoted fans styling themselves "Janeites" stage teas, costume balls and conventions in honor of her and her books.

Milestones

1817

Austen first publically identified as author of her novels on posthumous publication of <i>Persuasion</i> and <i>Northanger Abbey</i>

1816

Austen's brother Henry succeeds in buying back unpublished <i>Susan</i> copyright

1811

First novel publication, <i>Sense and Sensibility</i>

1803

Novel <i>Susan</i> (later <i>Northanger Abbey</i>) purchased by publisher Benjamin Crosby

Bonus Trivia

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Invited to visit the Prince Regent's library in 1815 and was asked to dedicate a book to him.

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Sir Walter Scott wrote a favorable anonymous review of Sense and Sensibility in 1816.

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Wrote about heroines in search of the perfect love match, but never married.

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