Jane Austen

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W. H. Allen & Company, 1889 - 210
This biography of Jane Austen relates the author's life to her writing and shows how they are interrelated.
 

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Strona 128 - Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence, and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
Strona 76 - Wow strain I can do myself like any now going ; but the exquisite touch which renders ordinary common-place things and characters interesting from the truth of the description and the sentiment is denied to me.
Strona 176 - Among the Alps and Pyrenees, perhaps, there were no mixed characters. There, such as were not as spotless as an angel, might have the dispositions of a fiend. But in England it was not so ; among the English, she believed, in their hearts and habits, there was a general though unequal mixture of good and bad.
Strona 153 - Silent, when glad ; affectionate, though shy ; And now his look was most demurely sad ; And now he laughed aloud, yet none knew why. The neighbours stared and sighed, yet blessed the lad : Some deemed him wondrous wise, and some believed him mad.
Strona 175 - Charming as were all Mrs. Radcliffe's works, and charming even as were the works of all her imitators, it was not in them perhaps that human nature, at least in the midland counties of England, was to be looked for.
Strona 200 - I will only say further that my dearest sister, my tender, watchful, indefatigable nurse, has not been made ill by her exertions.
Strona 75 - The work is rather too light, and bright, and sparkling; it wants shade; it wants to be stretched out here and there with a long chapter of sense, if it could be had...
Strona 147 - How to understand the deceptions she had been thus practising on herself, and living under ! The blunders, the blindness of her own head and heart!
Strona 118 - In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry.
Strona 149 - Within half an hour, he had passed from a thoroughly distressed state of mind, to something so like perfect happiness, that it could bear no other name. Her change was equal.

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