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Jane austen mcdowell

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Jane austen mcdowell

  1. 1. Samantha McDowell Professor Elizabeth Owens English 1102 2 March 2012
  2. 2. <ul><li>Biography </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Style </li></ul><ul><li>Pride and Prejudice </li></ul><ul><li>Emma </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Austen Quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Born December 16, 1775 in Steventon, a small village in England. Jane Austen was the daughter of George and Cassandra Leigh Austen. She had six brothers and one sister. </li></ul><ul><li>Jane began writing at the age of 14, and wrote funny stories and plays mostly for entertainment purposes for her family. </li></ul><ul><li>Jane was never married, but she was close to engagement on three separate occasions. </li></ul><ul><li>Jane is considered one of England’s the most famous novelist of the 19 th century, and she is considered a true classic. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Jane Austen was know for her ability to use sarcasm and humor to portray important issues such as social etiquette, romance, and even politics. Her writing style was a mix of “neoclassicism and romanticism”. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Jane called the novel “my own darling child” and she knew that it was her best work. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the most popular of Jane Austen’s books and it is still in print to this day. </li></ul><ul><li>Jane thought of Elizabeth Bennet “as a delightful creature as ever appeared in print”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>“ Emma” was published the year before Jane Austen’s death. </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Austen believed that the character “Emma” was one that no one but she herself would like. </li></ul><ul><li>Emma Woodhouse turned out to be one of Jane Austen’s most adored characters. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. </li></ul><ul><li>A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. </li></ul><ul><li>In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels. </li></ul><ul><li>Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Austen, Jane. Emma . New York: Random House, 1992. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Austen, Jane. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice . Ed. David M. Shapard. New York: Random House, 1992. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Gale “Jane Austen”. Encyclopedia Of World Biography. 2 nd ed.1998. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>Kelly, Gary. &quot;Jane Austen.&quot; British Romantic Novelists, 1789-1832 . Ed. Bradford Keyes Mudge. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992. Dictionary of Literary Biography Vol. 116. Literature Resource Center . Web. 25 Feb. 2012. </li></ul><ul><li>Moncur, Michael. “Quotations by Author.” The Quotations Page . “N.p.” 1994-2012. Web. 29 Feb 2012. </li></ul>