Jane Austen is beloved by so many readers, you would think many facts would be known about her. Margaret’s presentation November 15 revealed an author about whom much has had to be interpreted, largely through the author’s correspondence and an understanding of the times she lived in.
We learned that Jane Austen only came to be considered a great writer since the 1940’s. She never sat for a true portrait: The drawing here by James Andrews of Maidenhead is based on an unfinished work by her sister Cassandra Austen (Wikimedia Commons).
You won’t want to miss Margaret’s summary of Jane Austen and her works: