English female author who wrote the classic novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma.
From when she was seven until her teens, her family and close friends would perform small theatrical plays in their home, most of which were comedies.
While she had to publish anonymously at the time, she is now known and highly praised for her novels.
Both she and her sister, Cassandra, never had children or married.
Her novel, Pride and Prejudice, was turned into a film starring Keira Knightley.
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