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who are passionate about this extraordinary writer.
Jane Austen Society of North AmericaWest Coast Florida
Jane Wants You to join the JASNA West Coast Florida chapter if you live in the Greater Tampa Bay area and love Jane Austen!
Get to knowLizzie, Mr. Darcy, Emma,
and Jane's other intriguing characters... how they feel, what moves them, why centuries later their lives still capture our imaginations.
Learn what it was like to live inJane Austen's time
Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer.
Explore your favorite Jane Austencharacters & themes
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Learn EnglishCountry Dancing
This social dance form has earliest documented instances in the late 16th century. Queen Elizabeth I of England is noted to have been entertained by "Country Dancing."