Jane Austen (1775–1817) achieved a certain measure of success as an author during her lifetime, but no fame. That's because her books, the first being Sense and Sensibility, published in 1811, listed their author only as "A Lady." Even if her name had been printed on her books, as was the unquestioned practice for male authors of the Georgian Era, Austen's career was short-lived. From 1811 until her untimely death in 1817, she saw just...Continue Reading