Jane Austen

By aishk6s
  • Jane Austen is is born

    Jane Austen is is born
    Jane Austen is born to George Austen and Cassandra, she has six brothers and on sister who is also called Cassandra.
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    Jane's timespan

  • Jane goes to school

    Jane goes to school
    This year Jane and Cassandra leave home in pursuit of formal education for a boarding school in Oxford. However, the school is moved to Southampton where Typhoid fever infects many children. So, the girls go back home. They soon continue their education in 1785.
  • Wrting career

    Wrting career
    Jane begins to write stories and novels
  • Jane decides to become a writer

    Jane decides to become a writer
    This is the year that Jane Austen suposedly determined to make writing her profession. She began her novel Love and Friendship and dedicated it to her cousin Eliza.
  • Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility
    Before the year 1796, Jane read her novel Elinor and Marianne to her family. This novel is modernly known as Sense and Sensibility,
  • First Novel

    First Novel
    Jane begins to write the famous Pride and Prejudice.
  • First Attempt to publish

    First Attempt to publish
    Jane's father tries to publish one of her novels but was denied by Thomas Cadell in London.
  • Nothanger Abbey

    Nothanger Abbey
    Jane begins to write Nothanger Abbey, and also finishing the early revisions of Elinor and Marianne.
  • Austens move to Bath

    Austens move to Bath
    George Austens unexpectedly retires from the ministry and moves his family to Bath
  • George Austen dies

    George Austen dies
    Jane's dad dies unexpectedly and the family has to rent a home.
  • The Austens move again

    The Austens move again
    Because of George Austen's death, the women have no way to earn money of their own. Therefore after many different moves, the Austen women decide to live in Southampton with Jane's brother, Frank, until he offers them a cottage in Chawton as a permanent home.
  • Sense and Sensibility published

    Sense and Sensibility published
    Jane decides to work on Sense and Sensibility again in 1809 and it is accepted for publishing by Thomas Egerton the next year.It is finally published with Henry Austen as agent.
  • Pride and Prejudice published

    Pride and Prejudice published
    The copyright to Pride and Prejudice was accpeted for publishing in 1812 for 100 pounds. Thomas Egerton published it the next year, with Henry Austen as the agent again. It was an instant success.
  • Mansfield Park published

    Mansfield Park published
    Thomas Egerton agrees to publish Mansfield Park. Although reviews were not too good, the first edition sold out in 6 months. By Ocober all copies were sold - making it the most profitable novel she has published so far!
  • Jane's illness and Persuasion

    Jane's illness and Persuasion
    Jane is taken to Cheltenham by her sister Cassandra for medical attention. Jane still persists on contuing her writing. She was working on a novel called The Elliots at the time. Eventually this novel came to be known as Persuasion. She was able to finish this novel on Tuesday, August 6, 1816.
  • Jane Austen dies

    Jane Austen dies
    By this time, Jane had already written a short will, and had been confined to her bed by April that same year. Despite the medical attention from Cassandra, Jane Austen is unable to finish her many drafts of novels, and dies at the young age of 41 in Winchester.
  • Jane forever

    Jane forever
    To commemorate Jane forever, her nephew - James Austen - publishes a memoir called A Memoir of the Life of Jane Austen.