Jane Austen Quotes

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I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.

Jane Austen

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Lefroy and Austen would have been introduced at a ball or other neighbourhood social gathering and it is clear from Austen's letters to Cassandra that they spent considerable time together: "I am almost afraid to tell you how my Irish friend and I behaved. Chawton

Around early 1809 Austen's brother Edward offered his mother and sisters a more settled life — the use of a large cottage in Chawton village that was part of Edward's nearby estate Chawton House. Austen biographer Claire Tomalin describes the heroine of the novella as a sexual predator who uses her intelligence and charm to manipulate betray and abuse her victims whether lovers friends or family.