Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen

Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen

by Jennifer Adams
     
 

The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste.² ‹Virginia Woolf, 1925 ≈It wasnˇt really me that everyone went crazy about‹ it was the character [Fitzwilliam Darcy], whoˇd been around for a couple of centuries.² ‹Colin Firth, 1997 Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and hit her… See more details below

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The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste.² ‹Virginia Woolf, 1925 ≈It wasnˇt really me that everyone went crazy about‹ it was the character [Fitzwilliam Darcy], whoˇd been around for a couple of centuries.² ‹Colin Firth, 1997 Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone.² ‹Mark Twa in, 1898 ≈For those of us who suspect all the mysteries of life are contained in the microcosm of the family, that personal relationships prefigure all else, the work of Jane Austen is the Rosetta stone of literature.² ‹Anna Quindlen, 1995

Editorial Reviews

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All these extracts possess enthusiasm and insight that will send any reader of Austen back into her novels to ponder anew at the skill, tenacity, and caliber of her writing. This book is a slice of rich cake, a fine friendship token, and a wonderful way to start a conversation.
— Mark David Bradshaw
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All these extracts … possess enthusiasm and insight that will send any reader of Austen back into her novels to ponder anew at the skill, tenacity, and caliber of her writing. This book is a slice of rich cake, a fine friendship token, and a wonderful way to start a conversation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423604785
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
01/05/2009
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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To those of us who love Jane Austen, she is like the brightness of burnished silver. Something lovely, with sparkle, that makes our world more beautiful. I adore her. I love the pleasure she gives with a wellturned line, the way she can make you actually laugh out loud, the bite of her sarcasm, how she lets you fall in love again and again.

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