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Jane Austen’s last book, Persuasion was published after her death. Its themes more thoughtful, its message less playful than previous works, here we have a book more concerned with the consequences of giving in to societal pressures and the fruits of revisiting doors thought closed for good. Austen passed away at the age of 41. This is her farewell note, perhaps a parting word of advice from a talent this world could not keep for long.

- literary description of Persuasion, Jane Austen (via persuasionperfection)

Classics Reader: Why I Love Ms. Austen ⇢

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People who have never read any Jane Austen could easily write her work off as sugary romance literature enjoyed only by overly-sentimental women. Those people are missing out.

I love a good epic/adventure/fantasy as much as the next person but Jane Austen makes the every day events that…

…well, not so randomly but i quote.

…well, not so randomly but i quote.

“I do not understand you.”

“Then we are on very unequal terms, for I understand you perfectly well.”

“Me?—yes; I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.”

- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey (via purpleterpsichore)

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theotherausten:

Doctor Who + Jane Austen

theotherausten:

Doctor Who + Jane Austen

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She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning

- from Persuasion by Jane Austen (via laurenarlyle)

“Such I was, from eight to eight and twenty; and such I might still have been but for you, dearest, loveliest Elizabeth! What do I not owe you! You taught me a lesson, hard indeed at first, but most advantageous. By you, I was properly humbled. I came to you without a doubt of my reception. You shewed me how insufficient were all my pretensions to please a woman worthy of being pleased.”

amomentsindulgence:

Jane Austen minimalist posters

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The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.

- Jane AustenNorthanger Abbey (via quotesofeverykind)

The Jane Austen Book Club

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Jane Austen by Vintage Classics. Gorgeous covers.

stoppretendingthereisaplot:

Universally acknowledged truth.

stoppretendingthereisaplot:

Universally acknowledged truth.

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persuasion cover by audrey niffenegger (by paul buckley design)

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persuasion cover by audrey niffenegger (by paul buckley design)

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