About the Author
Jane Austen(1775 1817) was the seventh child of a parish rector. The novels published in Austen s lifetime include"Sense and Sensibility," "Pride and Prejudice," and"Mansfield Park.""Persuasion"and"Northanger Abbey"were published after her death. Her juvenilia are collected in Penguin Classics as"Love and Freindship: And Other Youthful Writings."
Juliette Wells is associate professor and chair of the English department at Goucher College. She is the author of "Everybody's Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination.""