About an aspiring author “Jane Austen”
An amazing persona, a brilliant mindset, a unique intellect and amidst all of this one of the famous and widely read English novelists of all times “Jane Austen”. She is an amazing writer and her works are profound and remarkable.
She was born on December 16,1775 in Hampshire, England. She was the seventh child and second daughter of Reverend George Austen and his wife Cassandra Austen. She was mainly educated at home by her father and her brothers, Henry and James. She was an avid reader and read extensively from her father’s library. She explored a lot of writings and works of famous authors and whose ideas, imagination and thoughts dived deep into her heart where she could learn a lot and imbibe those meaningful words and sentences into her own piece of writing as an art. She was a talented and an incredible writer where she could artistically put down the words along with her creativity and with her enlightening imagination.
She began writing at an earlier age and she wrote her own novels, the first one was Love and Friendship — it was about a parody of romantic fiction organized as a series of love letters. The second one, The History of England, was a thirty-four page parody of historical writing about England.
Beyond this, she was active and social with her neighbors and friends. She used to play fortepiano and also attended dance class where she could socially engage with the people. She also did household chores and helped her mother and sister in managing the domestic work.
Around 1789, Jane Austen decided to become professional writer and where she could write for profit while generalizing her efforts to come up with good stories. Her first novel was Lady Susan which was published as Northanger Abbey by Jane’s brother.
Later on, from the year 1796 to 1797 she was occupied in writing her second novel First Impressions. It was published later as “Pride and Prejudice”. Between 1811 to 1816, Jane started to anonymously publish her works, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Emma were all published during this time.
At the age of forty-one Jane Austen was diagnosed with Addison’s disease. But still she was continuing with her work and edited her older works and also started writing a new novel namely “The Brothers”. Her health deteriorated from her severe illness and she died on July 18, 1817.
Though she was famous for her exquisite works but her identity revealed more apprehensively after her death to the public. Her works were appreciated and it got scholarly attention in the 1920s where her love for writing classic novels were found diligent and phenomenal. She is counted on top of writing English history novels which got fame and was recognized only after her death.
I have read all her classic novels and I got inspired by her literary works and her writings which signifies a lot about her intellect, her personality and her beautifully crafted story of literature. I can say that she is one of the finest writers and I have got a lot of inspiration from her.