1775 born Steventon, Hampshire, the seventh of eight children.
1795 writing "Elinor and Marianne" (which became Sense and Sensibility ).
1796-7 writing "First Impressions" (which became Pride and Prejudice).
1798 writing Susan (which became Northanger Abbey ).
1801 family moves to Bath. Jane and Cassandra meet Rev. Blackall; he dies before he and Jane can become formally engaged.
1803 Susan sold to a publisher, but remains unpublished.
1804 father dies.
1806 family moves to Southampton.
1809 Jane, Cassandra, and their mother move back to Hampshire, to a comfortable cottage provide by their brother Edward.
1811 Sense and Sensibility published.
1811-3 writing Mansfield Park.
1813 Pride and Prejudice published.
1814 Mansfield Park published.
1814-5 writing Emma.
1815-6 writing Persuasion.
1816 Emma published. Henry Austen goes bankrupt; Jane contracts her fatal illness.
1818 Northanger Abbey and Persuasion published together.
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