Jane Austen, born in16 December 1775 Steventon Rectory, Hamshire, died in18 July 1817 (Age 41) Winchester, Hampshire, had seven siblings, six brothers and one sister: James, George, Edward, Henry, Francis, Charles, and Cassandra, who was also her best friend and confidante: “But dearest of all to the heart of Jane was her sister Cassandra, about three years her senior. Their sisterly affection for each other could scarcely be exceeded” (J.E. Austen Leigh 15). Jane Austen grew up in a highly educated family, her father was an Oxford-Educated clergyman and her mother compress an entertaining, aristocratic woman. Jane Austen freely had access to her father’s library, and read more than 500 books, which left her better education than most of the girls of the time. She preferred reading, like most others in her family, who were “great novel-readers and not ashamed of being so’ (Austen, Le Faye Letter 14), and it did not take long before she took up writing as well.
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