- The daughter of a rector—the seventh of eight children—educated at home and never lived apart from her family
- Her novels are closer to 18th century satire than Romantic Age works.
- Observed social behavior with “shrewd perceptiveness.”
- Common theme—maturity achieved through loss of illusions
Sense & Sensibility (1795)
Pride & Prejudice (1796)
Northanger Abbey (1797)
Mansfield Park (1811)
**Sense and Sensibility first published in 1811
Pride & Prejudice Characters
The Bennet Sisters:
Jane Bennet--the beautiful, eldest daughter
Elizabeth Bennet - The novel's protagonist
Mary Bennet - The middle Bennet sister, bookish
Catherine (Kitty) Bennet - The fourth Bennet sister, a flirt
Lydia Bennet - The youngest Bennet sister, a flirt
Fitzwilliam Darcy - A wealthy gentleman, the master of Pemberley
Charles Bingley - Darcy's best friend, has a considerable fortune.
George Wickham - A handsome, fortune-hunting militia officer.
Mr. Collins - A pompous clergyman who stands to inherit the Bennet's home.