Jane Austen Quotes (Author of Pride and Prejudice)
Jane Austen Quotes About Sisters
Jane Austen December 16 — July 18 was an English novelist who recorded the domestic manners of the landed gentry. She is known for her classically understated style and sly, ironic humour. Misattributed [ edit ] Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings. Said by Fanny Price in a adaptation of Mansfield Park. Actual quote: Dinner was soon followed by tea and coffee, a ten miles' drive home allowed no waste of hours; and from the time of their sitting down to table, it was a quick succession of busy nothings till the carriage came to the door, and Mrs. Norris, having fidgeted about, and obtained a few pheasants' eggs and a cream cheese from the housekeeper, and made abundance of civil speeches to Mrs. Rushworth, was ready to lead the way.
She wrote thousands of letters to her family, but her older sister, Cassandra, decided to burn or tear up most of them. Only her family members and a few close friends knew that she was the author. Her brother, Henry, finally revealed her identity to the public after her death. Her combination of irony, romance and realism has earned her place among the classics we know today. A person may be proud without being vain.
Jane Austen was born in Steventon, England, in Her father, George Austen, was the rector of the local parish and taught her largely at home. The seventh of eight children, Austen lived with her parents for her entire life, first in Steventon and later in Bath, Southampton, and Chawton. Her father was the parish rector in Steventon, and, though not wealthy, her family was well connected and well educated. Both Jane and her sister Cassandra were mostly educated at home, though they spent a short period of time at Abbey School.
TOP 20 Jane Austen Quotes
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much! Marriage is indeed a manoeuvring business. Next to being married, a girl likes to be crossed in love a little now and then.