The ultimate companion for the Jane Austen fan filled with her penetrating insights and humor on life, love, and death.
“A valuable resource for any Austen lover to use for quick reference or to read through.” —Library Journal
Jane Austen is one of the most popular female writers in history, best known for her stories of love, loss, and hope, which are cleverly intertwined with her witty insights into the traits and expectations of English Georgian society.
Here, in this stunning little book, you will be able to read hundreds of individual quotes from her famous works—from Pride and Prejudice
and Sense and Sensibility
—each prompting an emotional response, thoughtful musing, or even a little snigger at the wise and shrewd perceptions that Austen had of the world around her.
Utterly charming and very profound, fans of Jane Austen can revel in these much-loved quotes, while a new audience will be introduced to the joys that her books have provided since their publication many years ago. With each chapter focusing on a different theme—from Love & Longing to Female Strength—this gorgeous gift book is the perfect compilation of Austen’s funny, moving, and thought-provoking words.
Content of themes:
“The wit of Jane Austen has for a partner the perfection of her taste.” —Virginia Woolf
- Love & Longing
- Female Strength
- Life & Death
- Art & Literature
“This is a valuable resource for any Austen lover to use for quick reference or to read through. Libraries whose works by the author circulate well or whose patrons enjoy titles like Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gmorning, Gnight! Little Pep Talks for Me & You will find this a welcome addition to their collection.” —Library Journal
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of favourable social standing and economic security.
Andrea Kirk Assaf is an editor, journalist, and translator who divides her time between Rome and Michigan.