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Jane Austen’s death anniversary: 10 quotes by the author on love and life

One of the most celebrated authors of all times, Jane Austen’s enduring fame remains unparalleled, even to this day. Born on December 16, 1775, her novels reflected the position of women at that time in the society. On her birth anniversary, here are 10 quotes from her novels.

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One of the most celebrated authors of all times, Jane Austen’s enduring fame remains unparalleled, even to this day. Born on December 16, 1775, she started writing stories and poems from the age of eleven. From 'Juvenilia' to 'Lady Susan', her novels reflected the position of women at that time in the society. 'Pride and Prejudice', undoubtedly, remains one of her most famous works. The author's social commentary was laced with sarcasm and wit, and is still a favourite among readers. She passed away on July 18, 1817. On her death anniversary, here are 10 quotes by the author on love and life. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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The English novelist was known for her six major novels — 'Northanger Abbey', 'Sense and Sensibility', 'Pride and Prejudice', 'Mansfield Park', 'Emma' and 'Persuasion' — which interpret, critique and comment upon life. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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The 'Emma' author's stories often revolved around female companionships and stressed upon the economic standing of women in the society. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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The irony, realism and social commentary in her books have earned her acclaim among critics and scholars. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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There is little biographical information about Jane Austen's life except the few letters that survive and the biographical notes her family members wrote. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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The author's novels have inspired many films, from 1940's 'Pride and Prejudice' to more recent productions like 'Sense and Sensibility' (1995) and 'Love & Friendship' (2016). (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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From 'Sense and Sensibility' to 'Persuasion', Austen's novels are replete with her musings on love. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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Austen's plots often explore the dependence of women on marriage in the pursuit of economic security. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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She also left behind three volumes of juvenile writings in manuscript and another unfinished novel, 'The Watsons'. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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The author's words have inspired a large number of critical essays and literary collections. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)