Jane Austen is one of the most influential authors in history and her works are regarded as timeless classics. Her ability to harness the motif of the strong, independent woman in a time when society wanted women to have neither attribute is incomparable in contemporary works. This article examines Austen's life and the variety of factors (family, religious, intellectual, historical) that molded her mind and character and thus informed the characters she created and the stories she crafted.
"Jane Austen: A Study on the Influences, World, and Character of an Eighteenth-Century Novelist,"
Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History: Vol. 5:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/ljh/vol5/iss1/1