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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 We met Dr. Hall in such deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead. Quote Right
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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 Do not be in a hurry; depend upon it, the right Man will come at last; you will in the course of the next two or three years,... 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 Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. Quote Right
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