Jane Austen poisoned with arsenic? Not so fast, experts say
By Susan Scutti, CNN
Updated 1310 GMT (2110 HKT) March 13, 2017
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Jane Austen, author "Emma" and "Pride and Prejudice," was born in 1775 and died in 1817. Sandra Tuppen, lead curator of Modern Archives & Manuscripts 1601-1850 at the British Library, suggested in a blog post that Austen was poisoned with arsenic. Other experts said it's an unlikely theory. Past explanations for her early death include "cancer, tuberculosis and Addison's disease."