Saturday, January 28, 2012

Back to the Classics Challenge January Writing Prompt

Katherine at November's Autumn has created writing prompts for each month of the challenge. This month's focus will be on: The Author.

The classic that I read this month was Emma by Jane Austen.

Who is the author? Jane Austen

What do they look like?

When were they born? December 16, 1775 in Hampshire, England

Where did they live? Jane lived until the age of 28 at the Steventon Rectory in Hampshire where her father was a clergyman. After he retired from the clergy, she lived the remainder of her life with her family in Bath.

What are some of the other novels they've written? Sense and Sensibility (1811); Pride and Prejudice (1813); Mansfield Park (1814); Northanger Abbey (1817, posthumously); Persuasion (1817, posthumously)

What is an interesting and random fact about their life? The seventh of eight children of the Reverend George Austen and his wife, Cassandra, she was educated mainly at home and never lived apart from her family. To amuse themselves, the Jane and her siblings wrote and performed plays and charades, and even as a little girl Jane was encouraged to write. The reading that she did of the books in her father's library provided material for the short stories she wrote as a girl.

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