Failed Engagement

Jane Austen reportedly wound up romantically interested in a "young clergyman of highly congenial temperament" during the summer of 1801, when she was living in Bath. The unidentified man was meant to become engaged to Jane Austen, but she received word from his family that while the clergyman was away, he had passed away.

Harman, Claire. "Austen, Jane (1775-1817)." British Writers, Retrospective Supplement 2, edited by Jay Parini, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2002, pp. 1-16. Gale Literature Resource Center, Accessed 6 Nov. 2020.

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Summer 1801

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