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In Praise Of Jane Austen
Fall 1999

Here is a link to the Table of Contents for this web site; the Index and Archive is a navigational guide. Also, I have prepared an introduction and explanation for you at the Home Page. Or, you can link to these References, Links, and Annotations.




But tell Jane Austen, that is if you dare,
How much her novels are beloved down here.
She wrote them for posterity, she said;
'Twas rash, but by posterity she's read.

W.H. Auden
[Jane Austen's] art is so consummate that the secret is hidden; peer at them as hard as one may; shake them; take them apart; one cannot see how it is done.
Thornton Wilder
I am a Jane Austenite, and therefore slightly imbecile about Jane Austen. ... Shut up in measureless content, I greet her by the name of most kind hostess, ...
E.M. Forster
Happy Birthday, Jane!
We love you.
(Ignore that guy in the white suit.)
Jane lies in Winchester
blessed be her shade!
Praise the Lord for making her,
and her for all she made!

Rudyard Kipling
[Jane Austen] had a talent for describing the involvements and feelings and characters of ordinary life, which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with. ... What a pity such a gifted creature died so early!
Sir Walter Scott
Every time I read Pride and Prejudice I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.
Mark Twain
* Archive *

Final Month, July 2002
Spring of 2002
Winter of 2002
Sept. through Dec. of 2001
Winter & Hiatus, 2001
Fall of 2000
Summer of 2000
Spring of 2000
Winter of 2000
Summer of 1999
Winter and Spring of 1999
Summer and Fall of 1998
Winter and Spring of 1998

This web site was introduced on December 16th, 1997 because that was the 222nd anniversary of Jane Austen's birth. This date was also the 227th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven.


Table of Contents

The Male-Voices Home Page

Index and Archive

References, Links, and Annotations