Saturday, July 18, 2009
Death of the Maiden
Jane Austen died, unmarried and mostly unknown, in the early hours of July 18, 1817, and a few days later was buried in Winchester Cathedral. She'd published four novels; two others would be published within the year: all anonymously, although her obituary in The Gentlemen’s Quarterly mentioned the titles. She was 41. Austen appears four times in A Book of Ages.