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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 I consider a country-dance as an emblem of marriage. Fidelity and complaisance are the principle duties of both; and those men who do not choo... Quote Right
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Quote Left From politics it was an easy step to silence. Quote Right
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Quote Left If people like to read their books, it is all very well, but to be at so much trouble in filling great volumes, which, as I used to think, nob... Quote Right
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Quote Left "Only a novel"... in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language. Quote Right
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Quote Left There are such beings in the World perhaps, one in a Thousand, as the Creature You and I should think perfection, Where Grace and... Quote Right
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