Jane Austen Fun Facts

Hello Guys!

  So here is the first post of something new I am going to try with my blog. Today I am going to provide some fun facts about my favorite author Jane Austen. Jane Austen lived in a time where woman were only supposed to take care of the home, and no one would publish a book that was written by a woman. Austen is the author of several books that include: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abby, and short stories that she didn’t get to finish before her death. I have compiled a list of fun facts and wanted to share them with you.

  • She never got married, however she did become engaged one time, but called it off the next day
  • There are 14 kisses in Jane Austen’s novels
  • She was the first writer to use the phrase “dinner party”
  • She also wrote poetry and was always writing when she was 12 up to her death at 41
  • Her chores included: Breakfast maker, Tea maker, Sugar keeper, and wine keeper
  • There was only one man who she truly loved, which was Tom Lefroy, and he broke her heart (this can also be seen in the movie “Becoming Jane”)
  • She loved dancing
  • After her novels ended, she would dream of what became of her characters
  • One of her royal relatives was Mary, Queen of Scots, fourth cousin, seven times removed
  • Her sister Cassandra and her were very close, Cassandra never married eith
I wanted to share one of the poems that Jane wrote with you as well:
 Lines Written By Jane Austen For The Amusement Of A Niece- On the marriage of Frank Austen and Mary Gibson, July 1806
See they come, post haste from Thanet,
Lovely couple, side by side;
They’ve left behind them Richard Kennet
With the Parents of the Bride!”

I found the above information using the following resources:
The List Lover’s Guide To Jane Austen by Joan Strasbaugh
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