Jane and her sister, Cassandra, contract typhoid fever and return home soon after they start their schooling.
Jane Austen enrolls in boarding school in Reading.
The Austen family runs out of money and Jane has to be home schooled.
Jane Austen begins the book "Lady Susan"
Austen's First Love
Austen meets Tom LeFroy, an Irish law student.
First Novel Attempt
Austen completes the first draft of "First Impressions", the novel that later becomes "Pride and Prejudice".
Austen Family Moves to Bath
Austen moves with her parents to the resort town of Bath, England, after her father's retirement.
First and Only Proposal
Just before her 27th birthday, Jane Austen receives her only marriage proposal. Harris Bigg-Wither proposes to Austen while she is visiting his sisters. Austen accepts his proposal but later withdraws it.
Jane's father dies
He left his wife and sisters financially dependent on his sons.
Jane, Cassandra their mother move into Chawton Cottage
An estate owned by their brother Edward.
Sense and Sensibility is Published
The author is identified on the cover only as "a Lady." Her name is not attached to any of the novels she publishes during her lifetime.
Pride and Prejudice is published
Mansfield Park is published.
Emma is published
The librarian of the Prince Regent suggests that she dedicate her soon-to-be-published book to him.
Jane Austen starts to feel the effects of her illness.
Austen begins to feel the first signs of a long, progressive illness that saps her energy
Jane's final novels, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey are published together in one volume after her death.
Jane and Cassandra move to Winchester
Jane and Cassandra Austen move to Winchester in order to be closer to Austen's doctor.