Stuff You Missed in History Class has a long tradition of episodes on writers we love, stretching all the way back to 2009's How Mark Twain Worked. Today we have another personal favorite: Jane Austen. Contrary to popular belief, she wasn't a quiet spinster who wrote little stories just to amuse herself and her family. Nor was she a real-life version of one of her heroines.
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- Austen, Jane. "Jane Austen's Letters: Fourth Edition." Deirdre Le Faye, Editor. Oxford University Press. 2011.
- Austen, Jane. "Letters of Jane Austen (Unabridged). Narrated by Fiona Shaw. Published 1/14/2013.
- Biography. "Jane Austen." http://www.biography.com/people/jane-austen-9192819?page=1
- Byrne, Paula. "The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things." Harper Collins. 2014.
- Jane Austen Society of North America. "Jane Austen (1775-1817): A Brief Biography." http://www.jasna.org/info/about_austen.html
- The National Archives. "Jane Austen's Will." http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/museum/item.asp?item_id=33
- Tomalin, Claire. "Jane Austen: A Life." Vintage Books: A Division of Random House. New York. 1999
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