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Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen
Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen | Jane Austen
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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.
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It feels weird to me to to "celebrate" a death day, does it seem weird to you too?
No matter how many wonderful books I read- and amazing authors I discover- I suspect Austen will always be my very favorite. So, weirdness or not, I'm marking her death day by reading this little book and enjoying her way with words.

Severnmeadows I went up to the British Library yesterday to an exhibition, and afterwards walked upstairs and looked at Jane Austen‘s writing desk, thinking of her writing there😊 4d
bookandbedandtea @Severnmeadows It amazes me that she was able to write at all, much less so well!, given her tiny workspace and her lack of privacy. 3d
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#JAquoteMonday

I‘ve gotten lax, but I @CrowCAH hope to post more regularly on this page. Don‘t forget to tag @JANEissarilyAUSTENtatious for all your Jane Austen fun!

Also, feel free to check out the #PnPCovers collection; I‘m up to 175...and counting!

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sprainedbrain Same, Marianne. Same. 🤣 6mo
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Took down my 2018 author quotes wall calendar today and my Shakespearean insults page-a-day desk calendar yesterday. Need to find a new bookish calendar for 2019 now!

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Hope the last minutes of 2018 aren‘t too tiresome and that the coming 2019 year brings many more reading adventures!

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Merry Christmastide!

zezeki I'm just reading Northanger Abbey, and I got to the part where this quote is. 😁😁 7mo
JANEissarilyAUSTENtatious @zezeki oh awesome! ☺️ 7mo
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I remembered to post today!

CoverToCoverGirl And a lovely post it is! 😊💕 9mo
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I like to surround myself by my favorite author during a full day of reading! @DeweysReadathon #readathon #8inboo

Avidreader25 I have the same mug! Love it. 9mo
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CoverToCoverGirl I especially love, “ In vain I have struggled.....” I think it‘s one of my very favourite moments! ❤️❤️😍 9mo
JANEissarilyAUSTENtatious @CoverToCoverGirl definitely, one of several highlights of the dialogue! 9mo
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#JAquoteMonday on Tuesday! 😊

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sprainedbrain Love that quote! ❤️ 12mo
JANEissarilyAUSTENtatious @sprainedbrain she‘s got a lot of wit and wisdom! 😍 12mo
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A day late, sorry #Janeites!

mabell I would love to hear more of the context on that! 😂 13mo
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Bronte_Chintz Always loved her sharp wit. 1y
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