The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen

The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen

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by Jane Austen, Dominique Enright
     
 

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Though Jane Austen had little contact with society outside her extended family, and none whatsoever with London literary life, her novels have long been admired for their sharp - indeed wicked - social observations, their satirical wit, the brilliance of the author's comic realism, and her sure grasp of human nature.

The Wit and Wisdom of Jane

Overview

Though Jane Austen had little contact with society outside her extended family, and none whatsoever with London literary life, her novels have long been admired for their sharp - indeed wicked - social observations, their satirical wit, the brilliance of the author's comic realism, and her sure grasp of human nature.

The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen, is an absorbing collection of her sharpest, most profound and amusing observations - on human nature, money, marriage, life, and society - taken from her novels and her extremely entertaining letters. She also muses on romantic innocence, self-delusion, gullibility, greed, snobbery, rudeness, arrogance, obsequiousness, and other subjects. Above all her comments center on the antics of those seeking well-connected and well-appointed husbands, and their efforts to elbow out their less "suitable" rivals.

Perfect for browsing and highly quotable, this beautifully decorated volume will delight Austen devotees, as well as readers less familiar with her life and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760770160
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.72(d)

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Meet the Author

Jane Austen (1775-1817) was an English author known primarily for her six major novels set among the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century. Considered defining works of the Regency Era and counted among the best-loved classics of English literature, Austen’s books include Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The latter two were published after her death.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 16, 1775
Date of Death:
July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:
Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:
Taught at home by her father

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Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen: Quotes From Her Novels, Letters, and Diaries 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful in alot of ways. It is reminiscent of the novels of Jane Austen. I loved some of the chapters in this book. This book is useful and old-fashioned. This book is a little obselete in the way that it promotes shopping. In the days of online shopping, this book is a little out of touch. This book also promotes a false sense of being rich. However, anyone wanting to be an aspiring writer will definitely love this book.