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Jane Austen

Jane Austen

If you’re a budding writer worried about rejections, don’t be disheartened: legendary English novelist Jane Austen had three of her novels rejected when they were sent to major publishing companies under a different name in 2007!

Born in 1775, Jane Austen became one of the most widely read writers in English literature through her six major novels that comment and critique the British landed gentry of the 18th century. However, at the time, women were expected to be wives and mothers – certainly not writers. So, Jane Austen published her works anonymously. The author of her first novel, <i>Sense and Sensibility</i>, was simply “A Lady”, while <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> was credited to “the Author of Sense and Sensibility”.

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