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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 For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn? 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 Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. Quote Right
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Quote Left Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like. Quote Right
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Quote Left Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else. Quote Right
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