World History 1817

About the history of the world in 1817, Jane Austen dies and John Keats publishes his first book of poems.

TWO CENTURIES OF WORLD HISTORY: 1778-1978

1817

* Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice and other novels of English gentility, died at 42 virtually unknown. Excelling at comedy and realism, she is the only female novelist of her period whose works are still read and enjoyed in their entirety.

Mar. John Keats, 21, published his first book of verse, Poems, which went unnoticed. The most beloved of Romantic poets, noted for his sensuous imagery and love of beauty, he would be dead in four years.

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