Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!
Jane Austen (December 16, 1775-July 18, 1817)
Links of interest:
How Jane Austen's Emma Changed the Face of Fiction by John Mullan, The Guardian
Jane's World by Martin Amis, The New Yorker
I Learned Everything I Need to Know About Marriage from Pride and Prejudice by Karen Swallow Prior, The Atlantic
The Secret of the Jane Austen Industry by Alexander McCall Smith, The Wall Street Journal