Jane Austen. IGCSE English Literature. Jane Austen was born on 16 th December 1775, at Steventon in Hampshire, where her father, the Rev. George Austen, was rector. Her mother was Cassandra Leigh. Jane Austen died on July 18 th , 1817. Biography.
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Her mother was Cassandra Leigh.
Jane Austen died on July 18th, 1817.Biography
The household was lively and bookish.
The family also enjoyed writing and performing plays for evening entertainment.
Once, it seems, she may have been seriously in love, but the man died.
She never married.
It gives an idea of the type of clothes worn by young ladies of the time.
Empire line dress
Dances figure prominently in Jane Austen’s novels. Whether performed in public assembly rooms in Meryton or in private at the Netherfield Ball, dances offered social opportunities for young people to mix and mingle and converse in an acceptable fashion. In an era when a young lady of good breeding was strictly chaperoned and escorted everywhere she went, she would find it difficult during a routine day to meet privately with a single gentleman, even one who was courting her.
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