Jane Austen (December 16, 1775 - July 18, 1817), the British female novelist, the main works are "arrogance and prejudice", "reason and emotion" and so on.
Jane Austen wrote her first novel at the age of 21, titled "The Initial Impression", she publishes the publisher with no results. In this year, she began to write "Eleanor and Marian", after she wrote "Nuosangjue Temple", written in 1799. Ten years later, the "initial impression" was rewritten, renamed "arrogance and prejudice", "Eleanor and Marianne" after rewriting, renamed "reason and emotion", were published. As for the "Nuosangjue Temple", the author did not book a lifetime. These three are Austen pre-works, written in her hometown of Steventon. Her later works are also three: "Mansfield Manor", "Emma" and "persuasion", are the author moved to Joe Dayton after the make. The first two have been published, only 1816 completed the "persuasion", because the author is not satisfied with the original outcome, to rewrite, not published. After her death, the brother Henry Austin was responsible for the publication of the "Nuosangjue Temple" and "persuasion", and for the first time with Jane Austen this real name.
Jane Austen, born in December 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire, and eight brothers and sisters.
The father served as the chief of the parish for more than forty years. He is a profound knowledge of the priest, his wife was born in the more wealthy family, but also has a certain cultural accomplishment. Therefore, although Austin did not enter the formal school, but the family's excellent conditions and reading environment, gave her self-learning conditions, cultivate her writing interest. She began to write something at the age of thirteen, showing her talent in language. In 1800 the father retired, the family moved to Bath, Austin does not like this place, she was said to have suffered torture torture. Here, Austin rejected a young man who would inherit the great fortune, because she did not love him. Lived for four years or so, his father died in the place, so Austin and mother, sister and moved to Southampton, 1809 and then moved to Jordon. In early 1816 she was seriously ill, the body is weakening, in May 1817 was sent to Winchester for treatment, but the treatment is invalid, in the same year on July 18 died in her sister's arms. She was unmarried for the rest of her life and was buried in Winchester Cathedral
Theme of the work
Austin's characters are fictional, but they all reflect Austen's own view of marriage. The changes in the era of Austin life, social, economic and political changes have affected the various classes. At that time, the rural aristocracy and the landlord youth also reflected some ideas on human nature and humanity after the rise of the Renaissance. For example, "arrogance and prejudice" in the Elizabeth fully embodies Austen's longing for the love and marriage model, Elizabeth and Darcy in the exchanges, advocating the principle of equality between men and women, abandon the traditional male superiority view, and that noble feelings are people's normal need. At the same time, Austin's ideal marriage in addition to equality, respect, there is freedom and understanding, she hopes to help people get rid of the shackles of traditional thinking, to find themselves, to achieve self.
Austen's style of work is so witty, full of comedy. Because Austin life for the rest of his life in the feudal forces of the powerful village, coupled with well-off family, so the circle of life is very small. Which makes her works are often confined to the ordinary gentry daughter love the story of marriage, and her works to some extent reflect the feudal forces point of view. The work mainly through the ladies gentlemen's social communication, daily dialogue to reflect the family and social moral standards. Which makes Austen's work for a long time considered to be popular books. However, although Austen's work is likened to "two-inch ivory carvings", but she still through the gentleman's daily conversation and communication to reflect the social attitudes at that time, with humorous language to irony mercenary, love vanity phenomenon , Through the comic scenes ridicule people stupid, selfish, snobbish and blind self-confidence and other ridiculous weaknesses.