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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 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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Quote Left A classical education, or at any rate a very extensive acquaintance with English literature, ancient and modern, appears... Quote Right
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Quote Left It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a large fortune must be in want of a wife. Quote Right
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Quote Left His own enjoyment, or his own ease, was, in every particular, his ruling principle. Quote Right
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Quote Left I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. Quote Right
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