Jane, 1775–1817, English novelist.
Contemporary Examples

Austen was a mathematician of social interaction, and her novels are impossibly, preposterously good.
Pulitzer Winner Jennifer Egan’s PEN Festival Book Bag Jennifer Egan April 22, 2012

“A lot of slaves would protect themselves from punishment by being beloved,” Austen said.
Why It’s Time to End Blackface, Finally Soraya Roberts October 30, 2013

Austen is perfectly aware that many books called novels do not display “the greatest powers of the mind.”
The Birth of the Novel Nick Romeo November 26, 2014

Austen read Pride and Prejudice aloud at home, in an all-female reading circle.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Joy: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Turns 200 Paula Byrne January 29, 2013

Austen, Eliot, and James sometimes complemented their essential seriousness with humorous minor characters and subplots.
How to Get Laid in Brooklyn a la Adelle Waldman’s Nifty Novel of Manners Tom LeClair July 24, 2014

Historical Examples

“I didn’t know you wore a collar any more, Ham,” said Austen.
Mr. Crewe’s Career, Complete Winston Churchill

Mrs. Austen had seen worse days and never proposed to see them again.
The Paliser case Edgar Saltus

Mr. Austen, Rector of Whitby, was present when Catherine told this.
The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare

“I don’t like it,” Mrs. Austen said evenly to Peter Verelst.
The Paliser case Edgar Saltus

When Jane was ten years old there came to live at the Rectory a daughter of Mrs. Austen’s sister.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 2 of 14 Elbert Hubbard

Jane. 1775–1817, English novelist, noted particularly for the insight and delicate irony of her portrayal of middle-class families. Her completed novels are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1816), Northanger Abbey (1818), and Persuasion (1818)


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