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Jane Austen: 1775-1817

June 12, 2017

Jane Austen:  1775-1817

Jane Austen died on July 18, 1817, at the age of 41. We invite you to post a tribute in the Memorial Book in celebration of her life and work and in commemoration of the bicentenary of her death.

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  • Shobha Balakrishnan 18/07/2017 7:44am (5 months ago)

    Thank u Jane Austen for the classics penned by u, more so ..'Pride & Prejudice' which i luv reading over and over again...Thank u once again...

  • Lynn Bischoff 18/07/2017 7:37am (5 months ago)

    Thank you Jane for bringing such reading joy and dear friends (both in your books and in real life) into my life. You are forever missed.

  • Karen L Field 18/07/2017 7:11am (5 months ago)

    Oh, the joys you have brought to me as I have become enchanted by your books. I thank God for you and the gifts He gave you.

  • Susan Dill 18/07/2017 7:04am (5 months ago)

    Thank you Miss Jane Austen for all the hours of reading pleasure you have given me. Your characters have given me insight into the characters in my own life.

  • Candis Polkinghorn 18/07/2017 6:58am (5 months ago)

    I am but a novice in a Jane Austen Book Club with a very learned group. I have rediscovered her works through new understanding thanks to our great discussions. My favorite part of her works are the subtle way she takes political stands on issues through her novels in an era when. women had few rights let alone given any voice in social standings. Perhaps the greatest mind in literature!

  • Elaine Bander 18/07/2017 6:53am (5 months ago)

    Thank you for your words, which have delighted and shaped my life.

  • Lorna Green 18/07/2017 6:48am (5 months ago)

    To dear Jane who has provided untold pleasure, laughter, and joy to countless people the world over. I treasure the memory of spending time in the small home in Winchester where you spent your last days. I could almost feel your spirit lingering there. But, most of all, I treasure your writings. Rest in peace, dear Jane.

  • Jan Parker Gidman 18/07/2017 6:41am (5 months ago)

    So unfair to have lost you at just 41
    Your incredible, insightful , witty writing
    Just whispers of all that might have been.

    An inestimable life, well lived. xx

  • Melinda Erickson 18/07/2017 6:36am (5 months ago)

    Dear Jane,
    Thank you for making comedy look easy, and all the resulting laughter. When I think of you I remember, "She had a lively playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous." I have delighted in your writing since I was fourteen, and first started reading your books.
    Gratefully yours.

  • Laurie Cawley 18/07/2017 6:20am (5 months ago)

    It's quite simple, really: Whatever would we have done without Jane Austen?
    Thank you, Jane!
    Thank you for Catherine, Elinor + Marianne, Elizabeth, Fanny, Emma, and Anne (but mostly Anne!).
    Rest In Peace, knowing you made a difference to so many.

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