The film makers of our day very much want Jane Austen and her heroines to admire Shakespeare and Byron. However, I believe Henry Austen; Jane Austen preferred what I call the pastoral poets - poets like Grabbe and Cowper (I think that is pronounced "Cooper"). This was in keeping with her love of the country life.
don't know for sure, but my impression is that most English novelists in Jane Austen's day (1775-1817) were women. (See Cathy Decker's of that time.) There were Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), Fanny Burney (1752-1840), Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821), Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849), and to name just a few women authors. These women were slightly older and first published slightly before Jane Austen. Jane Austen admired Burney and Edgeworth and had the opposite feelings about Radcliffe. (Oh! and America's first novelist was a woman, so James Fenimore Cooper was .)
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The Victorian, Charlotte Bronte, was born the year before Jane Austen died (1817), Emily Bronte the year after, and their sister Ann Bronte was borne a few years later still. Charles Dickens was five years old when Jane died and George Eliot was born two years later. Incidentally, Charlotte Bronte is one of my favorite targets at this web site because of the . It is said that , but I wouldn't dare mess with her.
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I have more to say about these guesses further down. I can interject here that Jane Austen's dates are , so all of those male authors were old men to her - men from her grandfather's or great-grandfather's generation. That doesn't mean that they could not have been influences, but the observation does encourage us to look a bit nearer to her own generation.
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Emma remained in a state of vexation too; but there was more indistinctness in the causes of her's, than in his. She did not always feel so absolutely satisfied with herself, so entirely convinced that her opinions were right and her adversary's wrong, as Mr. Knightley. He walked off in more complete self-approbation than he left for her. ..."
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My opinion is this, I believe that Jane Austen's main influence on was Samuel Richardson, while the chief influence on was Henry Fielding - or someone or some persons a good deal like Fielding. I very much like the way that Henry Austen described Richardson's influence on his sister, with special emphasis on ( and .) The plots of both () and () are themes explored in . Also, Richardson's Charlotte Grandison is bound to remind many readers of Elizabeth Bennet (, , and .) Of course, the themes and the characterization are better done by Jane Austen because our Lady was the better writer - by far. And, as Henry Austen suggests, Jane Austen had problems with Richardson and not just problems in style ( and .) Yes indeed, in terms of style, we must look elsewhere.
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You can read a professional, academic interpretation of Jane Austen's literary influences; that is the popular and recent book by Mary Waldron . (I have put together some of .) I have formed, independently, my own first impressions of our Lady's literary influences and will post those here. The basic difference is that I only thought to look for positive influences, while the more-scholarly, more learned Mary Waldron develops the theory that Jane Austen's main influences were actually negative - our Lady wrote primarily to correct the literary errors of others.