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novelist, social critic, realist

Jane Austen was an English novelist who published books in an era when writing was not a common profession for women. Her books are some of the first to feature realistic depictions of middle-class English women in the 1800s and show her heroines marrying for love, not money or status.

Best-known works: MPride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma

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