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A portrait of Jane Austen

A portrait of the author Jane Austen, believed to be based on a sketch done by her sister Cassandra around 1810. If that date is correct, Jane Austen would have been about 35 years old at the time. Her novel Sense and Sensibility was published in 1811, followed by Pride and Prejudice in 1813.(Image courtesy of the University of Texas Libraries, via Wikimedia Commons.)

See our biography of Jane Austen