Famous Authors: Jane Austen
Famous Authorsvideos offer an informative and entertaining profile of more than 25 influential writers. The series study of British-born Jane Austen draws on rare archive material and documents to recount the author's life and the social and political climate of the period. Regarded as one of the world's greatest women novelists, Austen lived a simple pastoral life. She was the seventh child of a country parson and spent the majority of her life within her domestic circle. She had no contact with the London literary scene, making her works a strange contrast with her uneventful rural life. Austen's novels are noted for portraying a subtle view of human nature, satirical wit and brilliant comedy. Some of her enduring works include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park.