Jane Austen was born to Cassandra and George Austen in Hampshire, England on December 6, 1775. Both of her parents were respected members of the community.
Throughout her life, Jane wrote her novels, short-stories, plays, and poems in bound notebooks.
In October of 1811, Jane published her first novel titled Sense and Sensibility under the pseudonym, A Lady.
Jane wrote six novels all together all commenting on problems in society and breaking social norms. Her books became increasingly popular because of her wit, plot, and characters.
Sense and Sensibility
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817, of Addison's disease. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral.
After her death, Jane's brother revealed to the public Jane wrote the novels written by A Lady. He then published Persuasion and Northanger Abbey under her name. These were her last two novels.
Jane Austen inspires me because she followed her dream of writing even when society did not approve of it. She also did not change her books to fit the needs of society, and she used her characters as a way to express herself.