Jane Austen was a famous English novelist known primarily for her works such as Persuasion, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and of course, Pride & Prejudice.
These novels are some of the best of her time, but there is far more to them and Miss Austen than meets the eye. Drawing from her own life, Austen was able to take on some of the cultural giants of her day.
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Many Christians recognize the need to interact with the problems facing their country, but so often we take a short-sighted approach to facing the forces of evil. Austen’s strength as an author and the thing that made her such a lasting force in literature is that she interacted with her culture’s problems by creating believable, three-dimensional characters that were personal and came ultimately from the interesting life God had written for her. He wrote well first, and she wrote well after Him.
Jennifer is the wife of Dr. Michael Collender and the mother of four little ones. She now teaches Rhetoric I, Novels of Jane Austen, for VPSA. Her hobbies include anything related to children (except papier-mache'), even coaching her son's soccer team, though secretly she has never played a game in her life, but don't tell anyone. The team still doesn't know. See my video below!
If you're interested in learning more about Jane Austen and exploring her many works, you can lean more about the Summer Class that Jennifer teaches here.
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