Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism, humour, and social commentary, have long earned her acclaim among critics, scholars, and popular audiences alike.
We come from 34 countries, many of which are rarely represented in a startup. We're single moms, widows, college professors, recovering addicts, Zen teachers, Fulbright scholars, and everything in between. 83% of our founding members and contributors are women. One of our mentors is 99 and was a close personal friend of Abraham Maslow, Martin Buber, and Erich Fromm.