Jane Austen's Little Book of Wisdom: Words on Love, Life, Society, and Literature (Paperback)
The ultimate companion for the Jane Austen fan filled with her penetrating insights and humor on life, love, and death.
“A valuable resource for any Austen lover to use for quick reference or to read through.” —Library Journal
Jane Austen is one of the most popular female writers in history, best known for her stories of love, loss, and hope, which are cleverly intertwined with her witty insights into the traits and expectations of English Georgian society.
Here, in this stunning little book, you will be able to read hundreds of individual quotes from her famous works—from Pride and Prejudice and Emma to Persuasion and Sense and Sensibility—each prompting an emotional response, thoughtful musing, or even a little snigger at the wise and shrewd perceptions that Austen had of the world around her.
Utterly charming and very profound, fans of Jane Austen can revel in these much-loved quotes, while a new audience will be introduced to the joys that her books have provided since their publication many years ago. With each chapter focusing on a different theme—from Love & Longing to Female Strength—this gorgeous gift book is the perfect compilation of Austen’s funny, moving, and thought-provoking words.
Content of themes:
- Love & Longing
- Female Strength
- Life & Death
- Art & Literature
“This is a valuable resource for any Austen lover to use for quick reference or to read through. Libraries whose works by the author circulate well or whose patrons enjoy titles like Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Gmorning, Gnight!Little Pep Talks for Me & You will find this a welcome addition to their collection.”
“It’s a lovely way to spend a little time each day revisiting and reflecting on Austen’s beloved works without embarking on a full reread—and also to test your ability to peg each isolated quote to specific events in its respective story. Feel free to invite your fellow Austenites over and turn it into a full-fledged trivia game.”
“For Austen fans and lovers of wise words, Jane Austen’s Little Book of Wisdom: Words on Love, Life, Society, and Literature compiled by Andrea Kirk Assaf, provides a genuine treasure trove. Assaf has curated a wonderful collection here, her other works encompassing popes and saints, precisely in line with the reverence Austen deserves.”
“This lovely book will provide a daily diet of Austen sensibility every day of the year. My vote: 4 out of 4 teacups.”
“Filled to the brim with Austen’s much-loved, witty, and profound insights, this is an adorable treat for the Janeite of your choice.”
—Betsy Groban, book review editor of Jane Austen Society of North America News