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RIP Jane Austen

On July 18th, 1817, Jane Austen died. The common belief is that she died from Addison’s disease.

She never married or had children. She completed and published 6 novels, first under the pseudonym of “a lady”, then under her own name. ¬†She left behind numerous juvenalia works as well as the unfinished novels, Sanditon and The Watsons. She was laid to rest at Winchester Cathedral¬†.

She was all of 41 years old.

We will never know what else she could have given to the world as a writer. She has had many admirers over the centuries and many imitators.

But there is only one Jane Austen.

RIP and Long Live Jane Austen.

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