Arsenic and the “Poisoning” of Jane Austen

Though she left this mortal coil in 1817, Jane Austen continues be an influence today. From adaptations of “Emma” (see: “Clueless”) to her most famous work (“Pride and Prejudice), Austen continues to be celebrated not only in her native England, but all over the world. Recently, a provocative question has been posed: Did Jane Austen die of arsenic poisoning?

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