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Jane Austen

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Definition English novelist popular for her clever dialogue, social commentary, and insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
  • Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • Inspired by Jane Austen's novel Emma, Heckerling deftly satirized the speech and lifestyle of rich teens in Los Angeles.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Well, I'm in the library parsing a Jane Austen novel looking for dramatic irony, while many of my old friends are dead or in jail.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • It was like being in a Jane Austen novel, but one with far less clothing.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Jane Austen wrote like that to the end of her days.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • I'm sure that's how Jane Austen would describe it, and I've been reading her books again.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • She laughs and says maybe she'll see him in Spanish as she strolls to Jane Austen and the Victorians.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I guess Jane Austen wouldn't be too much affected, but relying on her would leave our reading a little thin.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • I had a small collection of books that came with me to Forks, the shabbiest volume being a compilation of the works of Jane Austen.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • I read my books like Anna Karenina and the novels of Jane Austen and trusted in my father's words: "Malala is free as a bird."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • And I could go to Jane Austen's house!
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • She wanted to write a novel in the style of Jane Austen, a book of manners about the upper class, a book that had nothing to do with her own life.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • I think Jane Austen can; and Trollope; perhaps Thackeray and Dickens and Tolstoy.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Jane Austen (1811) CHAPTER 1 The family of Dashwood had long been settled in Sussex.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • He gave her his best newscaster smile, at once managing to take in her Jane Austen T-shirt, old sneakers, and off-brand jeans while completely missing her face.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • And these: Jane Austen.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Chapter 1 It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Jane Austen,Virginia Woolf, and Alice in Wonderland definitely served to fill the time and keep me company inside my head, but I was really lonely in my actual physical life.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen (1803) ADVERTISEMENT BY THE AUTHORESS, TO NORTHANGER ABBEY THIS little work was finished in the year 1803, and intended for immediate publication.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • She had lolled about for three years at Girton with the kind of books she could equally have read at home—Jane Austen, Dickens, Conrad, all in the library downstairs, in complete sets.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement

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