Few readers may realize that author Jane Austen was also a singer and musician! She played the piano from about age ten and was most likely a soprano. In this article Writer’s Relief found on TheConversation.com, we learned that music was a subtle inspiration for literary classics that include Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Musical women were featured in five of Austen’s six novels—but watch out for the musically talented men!
To learn more about the effect of music in these classic stories, you can read five music-based facts about Jane Austen’s books here.