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Jane Austen

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) 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 and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

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    Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    Natural law is only whatever happens in your lifetime within fifty miles of you.
    —“Marcy.” As quoted in The Girl I Left Behind, Introduction, by Jane O’Reilly (1980)

    There is scarcely a young lady in the united kingdoms, who would not rather put up with the misfortune of being sought by a clever, agreeable man, than have him driven away by the vulgarity of her nearest relations.
    —Jane Austen (1775–1817)