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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 You have delighted us long enough. Quote Right
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Quote Left We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. Quote Right
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Quote Left Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure. Quote Right
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Quote Left One half of the world can not understand the pleasures of the other. 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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