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Why Jane Austen’s work endures, on the page and on the screen

Jane Austen portrait illustration
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Jane Austen

Jane Austen, the English novelist, wrote six full-length novels in her lifetime. And, over 200 years after Austen’s death, those novels are still present today, from English classes, to her devoted fans, known as Janeites. This hour, we look at Austen's life and work, the world of Janeites, and the many film adaptations of her work.


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