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Jane Austen's Timeline 1775-1800

Posted: 28th April 2015
Jane Austen's Timeline 1775-1800

Jane Austen's Timeline 1775 - 1800

1775
 

Jane Austen born in Steventon on 16 December.

1779
 

Jane Austen’s brother George is sent away from Steventon to be cared for by the Culham family in Monk Sherborne. The Culhams also looked after Jane Austen’s uncle, Thomas Leigh

1783
 

Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra move to Oxford to attend boarding school. The school was later moved to Southampton, where the girls caught typhus and had to return home. Around this time, Jane Austen’s brother Edward was officially adopted by Thomas and Catherine Knight, wealthy relatives of George Austen

1785
 

Jane Austen and her sister leave for school in Reading, but are brought home the following year as their father could not afford to keep them at school

1787
 

Jane Austen begins to write her Juvenilia

1793
 

Jane Austen begins to write Lady Susan, completed in 1795

1795
 

Jane Austen reads Elinor and Marianne to her family – the novel would later be reworked to become Sense and Sensibility

1796
 

Jane Austen drafts First Impressions, later to become Pride and Prejudice

1797
 

George Austen submits the completed draft of First Impressions to Thomas Cadell, who declined it ‘by return of post’ Jane Austen visits her aunt and uncle, the Leigh-Perrots, in Bath. Her visit inspired Northanger Abbey


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