Everything you wanted to know about Jane Austen (infographic)

Jane Austen by the numbers - chart
Jane Austen by the numbers – one of the charts prepared for the Guardian / Image: Adam Frost, Jim Kynvin, Amy Watt
These fourteen charts analyze in detail the works and life of the world’s favorite romance writer.

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, the Guardian has released a set of amazing charts that include facts and figures about the author of Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park.

The charts analyze in details the novels written by the world’s most famous romance author.

You’ll see here professions of major characters and their salaries, key historical events, emotional bonds, or most famous quotes.

But the facts are not limited to Austen’s works. We can learn more about her life, too. Did you know Jane Austen was engaged for only one day in her entire life?

The charts were prepared by Adam Frost, Jim Kynvin, and Amy Watt. The team who created several literary visuals for the Guardian, naming only the charts depicting Sherlock Holmes.

Below the individual charts, you’ll find a simple collage which includes all visuals and which should be easy to share on Pinterest. All images have a higher resolution. Click or tap them to enlarge.

Jane Austen facts and figures – charts

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Jane Austen facts and figures 1 - Meet the cast

Meet the cast.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 2 - The average age of the heroine on Austen's novels

The average age of the heroine on Austen’s novels.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 3 - Annual income of selected characters

An annual income of selected characters.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 4 - Profession of major characters

A profession of major characters.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 5 - Key journeys made in Austen's novels

Key journeys made in Austen’s novels.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 6 - What happens in each novel

What happens in each novel.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 7 - The most popular quotes from Austen's novels

Most popular quotes from Austen’s novels.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 8 - Words spoken by selected minor characters in Austen's novels

Words spoken by selected minor characters in Jane Austen’s novels.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 9 - Key historical events in Austen's lifetime

Key historical events in Jane Austen’s lifetime.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 10 - Key emotional bonds in Austen's novels

Key emotional bonds in Austen’s novels.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 11 - Happy endings in Austen's novels

Happy endings in Jane Austen’s books.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 12 - Quality of key marriages in Austen's novels

A quality of key marriages in Austen’s novels.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 13 - Austen by the numbers

Jane Austen by the numbers.

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Jane Austen facts and figures 14 - Which Austen's novel to read first

Which Jane Austen’s novel to read first.

Jane Austen facts and figures – infographic

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All charts created by Adam Frost, Jim Kynvin and Amy Watt for The Guardian.

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