Quotable Austen

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It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively, without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind. —Emma

"I had not known you a month before I felt that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry."  —Elizabeth Bennet to Fitzwilliam Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."  —Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

Full of sense and sensibility, this collection is sure to delight all lovers of this great writer's uniquely humorous and perceptive style.


Max Morris is the author of Quotable Dickens.