She was born December 16. 1775. During her lifetime she had little fame but today she is recognized as one of Britain's most esteemed novelists. Her works have inspired many movie adaptations, books about her and countless novels & sequels based on her works.There are many websites devoted to her and I've attempted to gather a list of some of the best ones...
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Sense and Sensibility
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.
“She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt me."
"Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough." (quoted from Edward in movie)
"I've loved you as a man loves a woman. As a hero loves a heroine. As I have never loved anyone."
Mr. Knightley: "I rode through the rain! I'd - I'd ride through worse than that if I could just hear your voice telling me that I might, at least, have some chance to win you."
Emma: "If I have not spoken, it is because I am afraid I will awaken myself from this dream."
But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way.
Henry: "Now I must give you one smirk, then we can be rational again."
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago." - Captain Wentworth