“Once again in the month of December – this time 1802 – Jane receives her one and only known proposal of marriage. Bigg-Withers is a due to inherit a sizable amount of real estate and is well off. His one negative seems to be Jane’s indifference to the man as a whole. She expressed no true love for him, no affection whatsoever, but the convenience for being provided for and her family’s future as well seemed to have dictated her acceptance of the proposal…”
And here’s a link to cool facts about Jane Austen.