Jane Austen

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Jane Austen (/ˈdʒeɪn ˈɒstɪn/; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist known principally for her five major novels which interpret, critique and comment upon the life of the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Her most highly praised novel during her own lifetime was Pride and Prejudice which was her second published novel. Her plots often reflect upon the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favorable social standing and economic security. Austen's main novels are rarely out of print today though they were first published anonymously and brought her little personal fame with only a few glancing reviews during her lifetime. A significant transition in her posthumous reputation as an author occurred in 1869, fifty-two years after her death, when her nephew published A Memoir of Jane Austen which effectively introduced her to a wider public... More

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Jane Austen #Best #Happiness

Photo of Jane Austen A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Jane Austen #Best #Great

Photo of Jane Austen We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
Jane Austen #Best

Photo of Jane Austen One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.
Jane Austen #Business #Friendship #Money

Photo of Jane Austen Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
Jane Austen #Forgiveness #Hope

Photo of Jane Austen Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Jane Austen #Friendship #Love

Photo of Jane Austen Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
Jane Austen #Friendship

Photo of Jane Austen General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.
Jane Austen #Happiness #Marriage

Photo of Jane Austen Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.
Jane Austen #Good

Photo of Jane Austen The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
Jane Austen #Home

Photo of Jane Austen There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Jane Austen #Imagination

Photo of Jane Austen A lady's imagination is very rapid it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
Jane Austen #Marriage

Photo of Jane Austen It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.
Jane Austen #Nature

Photo of Jane Austen To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Jane Austen #Nature

Photo of Jane Austen They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
Jane Austen #Nature

Photo of Jane Austen Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
Jane Austen #Politics

Photo of Jane Austen From politics, it was an easy step to silence.
Jane Austen #Respect

Photo of Jane Austen Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.
Jane Austen #Alone

Photo of Jane Austen Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.
Jane Austen #Education

Photo of Jane Austen 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.
Jane Austen #Great

Photo of Jane Austen I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
Jane Austen #Women

Photo of Jane Austen Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.
Jane Austen #Beauty

Photo of Jane Austen To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.
Jane Austen #Education

Photo of Jane Austen 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.
Jane Austen #Good #Great

Photo of Jane Austen My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great deal of conversation that is what I call good company.
Jane Austen #Truth

Photo of Jane Austen Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.