Meet the Woman Behind the World's Most Irresistible Romantic Novels! This illustrated biography for teens presents an intimate and engaging portrait of the famous novelist! Even after two centuries, Jane Austen's wit, brilliant social commentary, and popularity never seem to fade. Now as ever, her romantic tales of lost fortunes and reunited lovers continue to inspire legions of fans, not to mention numerous adaptations, from movies to zombie fiction. But who was Jane Austen, really? The writer herself has long remained a mystery. Catherine Reef changes all that in a confidential peek at Austen's life and innermost feelings. In this informative biography, readers get detailed retellings of each of Austen's famous books, along with photos and commentaries on the many film adaptations; they also discover the inspiration behind the novels and the secrets Jane never revealed in her work.