Who is Jane Austen

Jane Austen (; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique, and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary, have earned her acclaim among critics and scholars.

With the publication of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), she achieved modest success but only little f...
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Jane Austen Poems

  • Ode à La Pitié

    Toujours songeur, je suis ravi de marcher
    Les chemins d'honneur et Myrtle Grove ...
  • Ode An Mitleid

    Immer nachdenklich, ich freue mich zu treten
    Die Wege der Ehre und der Myrtenhain ...
  • Oda A La Piedad

    Siempre reflexionando, me deleito en pisar
    Los caminos del honor y Myrtle Grove ...
  • J'ai Une Douleur Dans Ma Tête
    'J'ai mal à la tête'
    Dit le Beckford souffrant;
    Pour son docteur si effrayé.
    'Oh! que dois-je prendre pour? ...
  • Ich Habe Kopfschmerzen
    "Ich habe Kopfschmerzen."
    Sagte der leidende Beckford;
    Zu ihrem Doktor so gefürchtet.
    'Oh! was soll ich nicht nehmen? ' ...
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Never 4 Friend 4 Head 4 Short 3 Invisible 3 Pain 3 Love 3 Complete 3 World 3 Feel 3

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Dew-is the Freshet in the Grass-
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Turns unperceived beneath our feet
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