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The Daily Jane Austen

A Year of Quotes

Jane Austen

The Daily Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Edited and with a Foreword by Devoney Looser
208 pages | 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 | © 2019
Paper $14.00 ISBN: 9780226655444 Published October 2019
E-book $14.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226655581 Published October 2019
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen is eminently, delightfully, and delectably quotable. This truth goes far beyond the first line of Pride and Prejudice, which has muscled out many other excellent sentences. So many gems of wit and wisdom from her novels deserve to be better known, from Northanger Abbey on its lovable, naive heroine—“if adventures will not befal a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad”—to Persuasion’s moving lines of love from its regret-filled hero: “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late.”
 
Devoney Looser, a.k.a. Stone Cold Jane Austen, has drawn 378 genuine, Austen-authored passages from across the canon, resulting in an anthology that is compulsively readable and repeatable. Whether you approach the collection on a one-a-day model or in a satisfying binge read, you will emerge wiser about Austen, if not about life. The Daily Jane Austen will amuse and inspire skeptical beginners, Janeite experts, and every reader in between by showcasing some of the greatest sentences ever crafted in the history of fiction.
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Austenprose
 "Pocket-sized at 4.5 x 7.2 inches, slip this into your reticule and pop it out when you need an escape from the dental drill. I can think of nothing better to put me in my happy place."
The Quill Ink
"Before I even power up, I read a quote from Austen scholar Devoney Looser’s The Daily Jane Austen . . . . This is a must for any Janeite’s desk, bedside table, kitchen counter . . . or wherever you start your day."
NewsWhistle
"This slim volume is the perfect stocking stuffer for the Janeite in your life. . . . At under 200 pages, it packs a lot of pleasure in a fast read."
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