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Sir Walter Scott Throws Some Shade on Himself

On this date in 1826, Sir Walter Scott compares his work to that of Jane Austen: β€œthe exquisite touch, which renders ordinary commonplace things and characters interesting . . .is denied to me.” Advertisements

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Sense and Sensibility Was Published on This Date

In honor of the publication of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility on this date in 1811, here’s a way to wile away all your free time. πŸ˜‰

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34 Compelling First Lines of Famous Books

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Longfellow Lauds and Lambastes Austen

On this date in 1839, American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes this assessment of British novelist Jane Austen: “her writings are a capital picture of real life, with all the little wheels and machinery laid bare like a patent clock. … Continue reading

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Love DNA of Famous Classic Novels

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Jane Austen Was Born on This Date

All hail mighty Queen Jane!  

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Jane Austen Died on This Date

Jane Austen died on this date in 1817. Austen holds a well-deserved reputation as one of the most outstanding female writers of all time. Her biting social commentary and witty take on marriage and romance make her perennially popular. Her … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Writes to Prince Regent

On this date in 1816, Jane Austen writes to the secretary of the Prince Regent, who has suggested that she write a “historical romance”: “I could not seriously sit down to write a serious romance under any other motive than … Continue reading

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