Bookish Moments in Jane Austen’s Novels

Every summer, I love to revisit Jane Austen’s novels once in a while and remind myself how much I love her writing, but what I love more is her ability to capture the essence of being a book lover perfectly.

She is a great reader and has no pleasure in anything else.

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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

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“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

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In his library he had always been sure of leisure and tranquillity; and though prepared … to meet with folly and conceit in every other room of the house, he was used to be free from them there.— Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

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And in her manuscripts works :

I am no indiscriminate novel reader. The mere trash of the common circulating library I hold in the highest contempt.

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What are some of your favourite quotes from Jane Austens’ novels ? 🙂

Trang T.

7 thoughts on “Bookish Moments in Jane Austen’s Novels

  1. Love this post! I liked this one from Pride and Prejudice- “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
    “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

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  2. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favourite books but it’s the only Jane Austen’s book I’ve read! It’s true that she definitely has the talent to describe the quietness of reading a book!


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