Jane Austen

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Noun1.Jane Austen - English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)Jane Austen - English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
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You cannot be at perfect ease with a friend who does not joke, and I suppose this is what deprived me of a final satisfaction in the company of Anthony Trollope, who jokes heavily or not at all, and whom I should otherwise make bold to declare the greatest of English novelists; as it is, I must put before him Jane Austen, whose books, late in life, have been a youthful rapture with me.
Still, on the whole, I'd rather live without them than without Jane Austen.
By the 1790s, when Jane Austen was beginning to draft, English fiction was under a pervasive influence from the Continent.
That bodes well for Sony Classics' "The Jane Austen Book Club," about a group of women devoted to Austen's novels.
Leavis asserted that we love Jane Austen "as a person" (quoted 1), and Miles's Introduction opens with the cliche (his word), "no other English writer is quite so English as Jane Austen" (1).
What would Jane Austen write if she were chronicling life in an affluent suburb of New York City?
1) With those sonorous words Alasdair MacIntyre dismissed Marilyn Butler's attempt to identify Jane Austen with the Burkean conservatives of the French Revolutionary period in her now well-known study Jane Austen and the War of Ideas (1975).
Patrick Stokes, chairman of the Jane Austen Society, was quoted as saying: "I am all for it.
It has nothing at all of Jane Austen in it, is inconsistent with the first two-thirds of the film, insults the audience with its banality, and ought to be cut before release," said former society president Elsa Solender.
Her stories always make great TV drama and our Jane Austen season will feature the absolute cream of British acting talent
With a sure hand, Shields introduces the reader to the person, Jane Austen, acknowledging her strengths as well as her flaws.