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The Real Reason Jane Austen Never Married

Two hundred years after the death of the iconic English author, Lucy Worsley talks to Matt Elton about her new book on Jane Austen, examining the influence that domesticity, gender and family relationships had on her life and work

New Jane Austen waxwork uses forensic science to model 'the real Jane' Forensic artist Melissa Dring has taken three years to construct the figure, making use of contemporary eye-witness accounts

New English novelist Jane Austen waxwork uses forensic science to model 'the real Jane' Forensic artist Melissa Dring has taken three years to construct the figure, making use of contemporary eye-witness accounts.

Cassandra Austen's portrait of her sister Jane

Cassandra Austen's portrait of her sister Jane Austen. Another painting currently owned by an Austen family member. It shows Jane Austen sitting down and facing away. The painting is delightful, and only lacking in not showing Jane’s face.

Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the life of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

Jane Austen was born on the 16 December Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, sent among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature.