Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) 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. Jane Austen's use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary have earned her great and historical importance to critics and scholars.
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It will be a bitter pill to her, that is like other bitter pills, it will have two moments ill-flavor and then be swallowed and forgotten.
He was not handsome and his manners required intimacy to make them pleasing.
His own enjoyment, or his own ease, was in every particular his ruling principle.
She was determined as she felt it to be her duty to try to overcome all that was excessive.
An egg boiled very soft is not unwholesome.
It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many many months successively without being at any ball of any description and no material injury accrue either to body or mind, but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been though slightly felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.
The gentleness, modesty, and sweetness of her character were warmly expatiated on, that sweetness which makes so essential a part of every woman's worth in the judgment of man that, though he sometimes loves where it is not, he can never believe it absent.
If the heroine of one novel be not patronized by the heroine of another, from whom can she expect protection and regard?
You give me fresh life and vigour. Adieu to disappointment and spleen. What are men to rocks and mountains? Oh! what hours of transport we shall spend! And when we do return it shall not be like other travelers without being able to give one accurate idea of any thing. We will know where we have gone.