Biographic: Austen2020-01-08T16:55:21+00:00

Biographic: Austen

The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots.

Many people know that Jane Austen (1775–1817) was one of the greatest literary voices in history, celebrated by critics and the public alike, who wrote Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that she was one of eight children of a clergyman; that all of her novels were originally published anonymously, with one simply authored ‘By a Lady’; and that she once accepted a marriage proposal, but changed her mind the following day. Biographic: Austen presents a novel handbook to her life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the author behind the words.


Author Information

Sophie Collins
Sophie Collins has worked in publishing for over thirty years, in roles ranging from author to publisher, and on projects ranging from major exhibition catalogues to graphic novels. Consultant Editor Dr Diana Newall lectured for 12 years on a range of subjects in Art History including at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The Open University, the University of Kent, Birmingham University and Birkbeck College, London.