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.

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