Jane Austen ♥

Who wrote in an era when romance used to mean something.

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We read almost every book of hers and, we adore her characters, her writing style. Despite her quite life, she managed to write marvellous novels about love, although she never married someone as we learned.

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Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)Emma
B72 from Orphalia (by Jette**)

B72 from Orphalia (by Jette**)

[Mrs. Weston]  "She is loveliness itself.  Mr. Knightley, is not she?"

"I have not a fault to find with her person," he replied.  “I think her all you describe.  I love to look at her; and I will add this praise, that I do not think her personally vain.  Considering how handsome she is, she appears to be little occupied with it; her vanity lies another way.”

Mrs. Weston and Mr. Knightley on Emma’s beauty and faults
Emma, volume 1, chapter 5

I have no idea that she has yet ever seen a man she cared for. It would not be a bad thing for her to be very much in love with a proper object. I should like to see Emma in love, and in some doubt of a return; it would do her good.

Mr. Knightley

Emma, volume 1, chapter 5

I suppose there may be a hundred different ways of being in love.

Emma, on thinking Mr. Elton far too gallant

Emma, volume 1, chapter 6

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Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in "Emma" (1996); Two’s Company, Three’s None by Marcus Stone (1892)

Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam in 
"Emma" (1996); Two’s Company, Three’s 
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 by Marcus Stone (1892)

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