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Jane Austen

1775. She was educated at home and she start writing when she was 12. 1811 "sense and sensibility"was published anonymously "by a lady" and it won favorable notices.
Limited setting and characters,which she describe as "3 or 4 families in a country village". Set in the provincial world which she know from her experience. Description depend on dialogue and irony. Dialogue is clear precise;it renders commonplace thing and characters interesting. There is a use of an omniscient third persona narrator but is almost imperceptible. She is considered un-romantic for her use of irony and the didactic aim of her novels.

Pride and Prejudice is the story of the Bennet sisters: Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia.Their mother wants them to make good weddings, because only a son can inherit their family's house. So when Mr. Bingley a rich man from the north of England comes into their neighborhood, their mother was happy. Mr. Bingley falls in love with Jane and Jane falls in love with him. In the meantime Mr Darcy, Mr. Bingley's friend who spends with him his holiday, falls in love with Elizabeth, he also makes her a proposal, but she refuses: she hates him because a young soldier Mr. Wickham told her that Darcy has a dark past. In the meantime Mr. Bingley leaves his house and goes to London abandoning Janes who finds her hopes deceived. one of Darcy's relatives tells Elizabeth that it was Darcy who convinced Mr Bingley to leave Jane and go to London. So Elizabeth's hate towards Darcy grows more and more. But when Elizabeth's youngest sister Lydia runs away with Mr. Wickham Darcy finds them in London and persuades Wickham to marry Lydia by paying him much money. when Elizabeth knows how Darcy helped her sister, she realizes she loves him too and accepts his wedding proposal. In the meantime, Bingley comes back and asks Jane to marry him. She accepts. so there's a happy end: Jane marries Bingley and Elizabeth marries Darcy.

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