Jane Austen's Interesting Facts

1 The film Clueless (1995) is based on her novel "Emma".
2 Seventh generation aunt (through her brother Edward) of actress Anna Chancellor, who appeared in Jane's favored romance Pride and Prejudice (1995) mini-series and who also narrates the documentary The Real Jane Austen (2002).
3 Anne Hathaway portrayed her in Becoming Jane (2007).
4 Her brother Edward's descendant married the daughter of Louis Mountbatten (aka Lord Mountbatten; assassinated in 1979 by the IRA), who in turn was a descendant of Queen Victoria.
5 Between 1900 and 1975, there were more than 60 radio, television and stage productions of Austen novels. The first film adaptation was of "Pride and Prejudice" in 1940, although there had been a television version two years previously.
6 Her books have never been out of print since they were first published.
7 In July of 2002 a first edition of "Pride and Prejudice" was auctioned and sold for £40,000, nearly doubling the previous record set for an Austen novel in 2001 of £23,500.
8 The Prince Regent was such a fan of her work that he asked her to dedicate her next book to him, which she did.
9 Was fluent in French.
10 Listed in "People Weekly"s "Most Intriguing People" list. (December 25, 1995/January 1, 1996 issue)
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