She gave us "Sense and Sensibility," "Pride and Prejudice," and so much more! Jane Austen is one of the most beloved authors of all time, but how much do you know about her life and works? In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of all things Austen!
"Pride and Prejudice" is Austen's most famous novel. She published it in 1813.
Austen was born in 1775. She died in 1817, during the period known as Regency England.
Austen lived her whole life in her family environment. She left briefly to go to school but returned in 1786.
Austen's first full-length novel was "Sense and Sensibility." It was written in 1796 and published in 1811.
"Becoming Jane" was about the life of Jane Austen. It came out in 2007 and starred Anne Hathaway.
"Pride and Prejudice" was originally called "First Impressions." She began work on it in 1796.
The Regent loved Jane's work, but apparently she wasn't so fond of him. He asked her to dedicate a novel to him.
Austen was 41 years old when she died. This was in the year 1817. She was buried at Winchester Cathedral.
Jane's family was in the gentry class. Although, when her father died, the family faced financial peril.
Jane was sent to Oxford to be schooled by Mrs. Ann Cawley. She also attended boarding school.
Jane's father was a teacher and a reverend. That's why he had such an extensive library for Jane to explore.
Jane began writing poetry at the tender age of 12. It is believed that this is when she began writing stories, as well.
It was acquired by a publisher in 1803, but not published until after Jane's death. It's one of her least known stories.
It took a whopping 16 years to get "Pride and Prejudice" published. It was her father that was the first to attempt it.
Jane was born in southern England, in a town known as Steventon. She would live in Bath later in life.
Jane wrote six full-length novels in her life. Four of these were published before she died.
Jane was considered to be quite shy. She spent much time alone and this was when she did her writing.
Jane's first love, Tom Lefroy, would become the Chief Justice of Ireland. He did not marry her because of her social standing.
Elizabeth Bennett was the name of the main character in "Pride and Prejudice." She's one of the most famous heroines in literature.
Addison's disease is a condition involving the adrenal glands. It can be debilitating and painful.
Jane only received one offer of marriage in her life. It was in 1802. Jane initially accepted, then declined.
Gwyneth starred as Emma, that delightful heroine from Jane's novel. The movie was a commercial success, as was the novel itself.
"Clueless" was based off the story of Emma. It starred Alicia Silverstone.
"Love and Friendship" opened in 2016. It was based on her epistolary novel "Lady Susan."
Jane had seven siblings. Most of them were brothers, but she was very close with her only sister, Cassandra.
"Persuasion" was one of the two novels that was published after Jane's death. She died in July 1817; the book was published in December 1817.
Jane is known for writing social commentary, often with biting irony. She is also famous for writing realism.
Jane's earlier writing is referred to as "Juvenilia." This was between the years of 1787 and 1793.
Jane actually wrote "Love and Friendship" at age 14. In it, she mocks the popular novels of sensibility.
It was first called "Elinor and Marianne." When "Sense and Sensibility" was first published, it was actually done so anonymously.
Many of Jane's plots center around a woman's need to marry. This was for wealth and social standing - and survival.
"Persuasion" is the most adult and least complicated of Jane's love stories. Some also consider it to be the most beautiful.
What Would Jane Do, or WWJD, is a common question asked by book club members. It's important to ask oneself this.
"It is a truth universally accepted that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." This is one of the most famous lines from "Pride and Prejudice."
At Chawton Cottage, Jane was incredibly productive. Four novels were published during her time there.