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Comprehensive information about Jane Austen including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. 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). This educational Jane Austen resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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Quote Left I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them. Quote Right
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Quote Left Business, you know, may bring money, but friendship hardly ever does. Quote Right
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Quote Left Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable. Quote Right
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Quote Left We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of a man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him. Quote Right
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Quote Left Everybody likes to go their own way--to choose their own time and manner of devotion. Quote Right
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