One more question... (Austen)

shelly at shelly at
Sun Aug 5 11:44:28 EDT 2001

Paul wrote:
>Jane Austin was an American, so labels like ?Victorian? don't apply.
>I'm pretty sure Jane Austen was Regency, though.

Unless we are talking about two different people, Jane Austen was definitely English. She was born and died in Hampshire - I saw her grave is at Winchester Cathedral yesterday, and she lived for a while in my home city of Southampton. (She didn't think much of it - said it smelt of fish.)

Her dates are 1775 to 1817: she was born whilst George III was reigning and died under the regency of his son George IV, so there's no reason why she shouldn't be described as Regency.


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