History's HEROES? Dated 1775 - 1817

Jane Austen

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Steventon, Hampshire
She was born there


  • Seven books published
  • Famous writer
  • Best stories created


  • Brave / Courageous
  • Clever
  • Good or moral (strong beliefs or principles)
  • Single minded / Focused (has a purpose)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious
  • Kind and compassionate

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Jane Austin society


"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort" - Jane Austin

"Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion" - Jane Austin

Famous English writer

She became one of the most famous writers in the history of English literature.

She began writing at 12 years old. She was educated by her dad. She came from a large family with 8 children. Her novels were published anonymously. Her first book got published in 1811. She wrote seven novels, of which only four was published when she was alive. She died at the age of 41.

Life in Jane Austen's world

In 1811 people thought it was not right for a woman to have a job.

Was Jane Austen a Hero?

  • She did what she loved even when men didn't agree.

Things you might not know about Jane Austen

Her favourite food was bath buns. they were like french brioche bread.
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