Samantha McDowell Professor Elizabeth Owens English 1102 2 March 2012
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen Quotes
Born December 16, 1775 in Steventon, a small village in England. Jane Austen was the daughter of George and Cassandra Leigh Austen. She had six brothers and one sister.
Jane began writing at the age of 14, and wrote funny stories and plays mostly for entertainment purposes for her family.
Jane was never married, but she was close to engagement on three separate occasions.
Jane is considered one of Englands the most famous novelist of the 19 th century, and she is considered a true classic.
Jane Austen was know for her ability to use sarcasm and humor to portray important issues such as social etiquette, romance, and even politics. Her writing style was a mix of neoclassicism and romanticism.
Jane called the novel my own darling child and she knew that it was her best work.
This is the most popular of Jane Austens books and it is still in print to this day.
Jane thought of Elizabeth Bennet as a delightful creature as ever appeared in print.
Emma was published the year before Jane Austens death.
Jane Austen believed that the character Emma was one that no one but she herself would like.
Emma Woodhouse turned out to be one of Jane Austens most adored characters.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
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.
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