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The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen: A Treasure Trove of 175 Quips from a Beloved Writer

The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen: A Treasure Trove of 175 Quips from a Beloved Writer

By: Jane Austen , Joelle Herr
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A Treasure Trove of 175 Quips--Both Witty and Wise--from Beloved Writer Jane Austen!

"Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side. "--Jane Austen to Fanny Austen, 1814

No wiser or wittier words have been spoken than by one of the world's most celebrated writers, Jane Austen. Nor have her words ever been presented in such an elegant and thoughtful fashion than in this lovely collection. Covering the timeless topics of happiness, family, fashion, beauty, human nature, society, and, of course, love and marriage, each quip has been curated from Austen's novels and private letters. Complementing Jane's words are more than fifty delightful 1890s illustrations from her works, resulting in the perfect gift for Janeites, aspiring writers, and anyone in pursuit of wit and wisdom.

  • Contributor(s): Jane Austen , Joelle Herr
  • About the Contributor(s):

    Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, at Steventon near Basingstoke, England, the seventh child of the rector of the parish. As a girl Austen wrote stories including burlesques of popular romances. During her lifetime, she anonymously published four novels, all considered literary classics: Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816). Two other novels, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion, were published posthumously in 1818 with a biographical notice by her brother, Henry Austen, the first formal announcement of her authorship. Persuasion was written in a race against failing health in 1815-1816. She left behind several unpublished works including Lady Susan, a short epistolary novel, and two unfinished longer novels, The Watsons and Sanditon, a fragmentary draft of which still survives.

  • ISBN-13 9781604336511
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 6.3(h) x 6.3(w) x 1.05(d) inches
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