Quotes by Jane Austen

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
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"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature."
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"I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library."
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"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."
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"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
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Books by Jane Austen

  • Pride and Prejudice
  • 3,201,952 ratings
  • October 10th 2000 by Modern Library

    (first published January 28th 1813)

  • غرور و تعصب
  • 997,707 ratings
  • March 18th 2015 by ماناکتاب

    (first published October 30th 1811)

  • Sense and Sensibility
  • 997,657 ratings
  • April 29th 2003 by Penguin Books

    (first published October 30th 1811)

  • 艾瑪
  • 690,716 ratings
  • November 29th 2006 by 高寶

    (first published December 23rd 1815)

Jane Austen
  • Jane Austen

  • Date of birth: December 16, 1775
  • Died: July 18, 1817
  • Born: in Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England.

  • Description: Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.

    Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814) and Emma (1815), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled Sanditon, but died before completing it.

    Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism. Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. Her work brought her little personal fame and only a few positive reviews during her lifetime, but the publication in 1869 of her nephew's A Memoir of Jane Austen introduced her to a wider public, and by the 1940s she had become widely accepted in academia as a great English writer. The second half of the 20th century saw a proliferation of Austen scholarship and the emergence of a Janeite fan culture.

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