history meme ∙ (2/6) women ∙ jane austen
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism and biting social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.(+more)
“Now I must give one smirk and then we may be rational again.”
(anything Northanger Abbey asked by jennyburton)
”Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance”
No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be a heroine… But from fifteen to seventeen she was in training for a heroine.
“But I hate to hear you talking so like a fine gentleman, and as if women were all fine ladies, instead of rational creatures. We none of us expect to be in smooth water all our days.”
- Jane Austen, Persuasion
I have a confession to make. As much as I love P&P and Mr. Darcy, I cannot get over the sass that JJ Feild brought to Henry Tilney thus making him my favoriteeeeeee.
Look at all that sass. Send help.
“Miss Morland, no one can think more highly of the understanding of women than I do. In my opinion, nature has given them so much that they never find it necessary to use more than half.” - Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey, Ch 14.