Jane Austen: By a Lady

Subject: English / Language Arts
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12
Source: Biography Channel

Jane Austen

This Biography Channel video clip explores the reasons behind Jane Austen's decision to publish Sense and Sensibility anonymously. Besides personal reasons, there was also the expectations of women during her time.

Jane Austen: By a Lady

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