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Jane Austen

Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics. Austen's works critique the novels of sensibility of the second half of the 18th century and are part of the transition to 19th-century realism.Her plots, though fundamentally comic, highlight the dependence of women on marriage to secure social standing and economic security. (1775 – 1817)

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A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
Jane Austen

How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!
Jane Austen

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
Jane Austen

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