Definition of Austen

1. Noun. English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817).

Exact synonyms: Jane Austen
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer



Definition of Austen

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English from=given names dot=); a variant of Austin. ¹

2. Proper noun. Jane Austen, English novelist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Austen

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1. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1913)
"1592 John Winselt and Thomasine Austen married 19 June. 1596 A son of Jeremy Austen buried unchristened 28 December. 1599 Alice wife of Wacher Austen buried ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"Jane Austen, the second daughter of an English clergyman, ... Mrs. Austen was a clever woman, full of epigram and humor in conversation, and rather famous ..."

3. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"CHAPTER VI THE NOVEL OF MANNERS AND JANE Austen I. Fiction during the transition, ... Miss Austen; social world she portrays; stages of her work. ..."

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