Little-known fact about Jane #11

Little is known about the life of Jane Austen. Her life is notable for its singular lack of events. However, this has not deterred biographers. A recent biography by leading American feminist and professor in media studies Hermione P. Hackenbacker suggests that Austen committed suicide, having been let down by men; another, by leading conservative historian Alkin V. Halkin, argues that Jane Austen was in fact Jim Austen, and that he secretly adopted a female pseudonym in order to sell more copies of his novels. A forthcoming work, Austen: Riddle Solved, suggests that all Jane Austen's novels were in fact written by Stratford-born playwright William Shakespeare.
By Craig Brown The Telegraph 26/01/2008

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