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Jane Austen, a gifted English novelist, daughter of a clergyman in N. Hampshire; member of a quiet family circle, occupied herself in writing without eye to publication, and only in mature womanhood thought of writing for the press. Her first novel, "Sense and Sensibility," was published in 1811, and was followed by "Pride and Prejudice," her masterpiece, "Persuasion," and others, her interest being throughout in ordinary quiet cultured life, and the delineation of it, which she achieved in an inimitably charming manner. She is the mother of the English 19th-century novel, as Scott is the father of it" (1775-1816).


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Quote Left Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision for well-educ... Quote Right
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Quote Left There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them. Quote Right
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Quote Left A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. Quote Right
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Quote Left It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more. Quote Right
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Quote Left Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain. Quote Right
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