English novelist (1775–1817)
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. Her works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century literary realism. Her use of biting irony, along with her realism and social commentary, have earned her acclaim among critics and scholars.
Jane Austen Quotes
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.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
We do not look in our great cities for our best morality.
One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best.
Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.
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.
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.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
General benevolence, but not general friendship, made a man what he ought to be.