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Jane Austen

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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 Shakespeare one gets acquainted with without knowing how. It is part of a British man's constitution. His thoughts and beauties are so spread ... Quote Right
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Quote Left Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody. Quote Right
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Quote Left For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? Quote Right
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Quote Left Without thinking highly either of men or of matrimony, marriage had always been her object; it was the only honourable provision for well-educ... Quote Right
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Quote Left Those who do not complain are never pitied. Quote Right
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Book: Shattered Sighs