About the Author
Jane Austen (1775-1817) was modest about her own genius but is one of English literature's greatest and most admired writers. She is the author of Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion.
Susannah Carson is currently a doctoral candidate in French literature at Yale University. Previous degrees include an M.Phil from the Sorbonne Paris III, as well as M.A.s from the Université Lyon II and San Francisco State University. She has given talks on various topics of English and French literature at Oxford, the University of Glasgow, Yale, Harvard, Concordia, and Boston University.