Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Jane Austen




The woman who set a benchmark for all romance authors of the world....Jane Austen.


I admire her mainly for giving us Mr. Darcy, the man every woman wants as her lover/ husband. I have not loved any other literary character as much as I have loved Mr. Darcy. 




Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy


The bloodiest battles waged to find the ideal spouse told in the most endearing manner, forms the background of all her novels.  Her unrequited love for Tom Lefroy, her one true love, is poured onto the characters she created. She threw herself into creating love stories with happy conclusions that unfortunately she did not get in her life.

Her novels were initially published anonymously . Later on she won many admirers including the Prince Regent himself who wanted her to dedicate her next novel to him. She dedicated Emma to him halfheartedly.

 Her most celebrated novel Pride and Prejudice, was repeatedly rejected by publishers, which prove that publishers have not changed much over time. 

If you want to know about Jane Austen, Check out this video on Youtube.






Some of my  favorite quotes from Jane Austen.










This post is a part of Blogging from A-Z April Challenge.




The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was first held in 2010. The challenge is that we have to post every day of April, except on the four Sundays. April 1st is a theme with letter A, 2nd with letter B and so on till April 30th which will be Z themed. My theme is #Learning Everyday, I post about new random things every day.




15 comments:

  1. She has always been and will always be one of my favourite Authors.. its amazing to think of how much she could achieve in times when she couldn't be sent to school and acquired most of her education by reading books.. its absolutely amazing..

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    1. And thank you doe that video! Any Jane Austen fan's day will be made with this :)

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    2. Yes Seeta... Same with me.. She tops my list of favorite authors..

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  2. I read a lot of Jane Austen during my teens...always a delight to read she is! Your selection of her quotes is so fitting. A very nice post. Preethi!
    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal


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    1. Thank you Beloo Mehra... I too discovered her during my teens..:)

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  3. This makes me want to go back and reread some of the books.
    Visiting from A to Z~
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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  4. I think it's a crime I've never read Jane Austen. She's definitely on my list of classic authors to read.

    Thanks for visiting The Busy Mom's Daily.

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  5. It's nice to know that even great authors had a hard time getting published. This gives hope to all of us! :)

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  6. i feel like picking up n reading a book nw :D

    http://swathishenoy.blogspot.in/2014/04/k-for-kindness.html?m=1
    a-z participant

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  7. Fellow Austen fan here! Also another A to Z challenger - you have a nice blog here. Enjoy your A to Z month :)

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  8. Really lovely, Preethi!
    we share the same love :)
    Great quotes too!

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  9. Love the quotes. I've only read Pride and Prejudice by Austen, but she is a great story teller, I love her cheeky humour and Liz is easily my favourite literary woman. Great post. :)

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  10. In my view, this was the most informative post I've ever read for the A-Z challenge. This video you shared is great. I watched it all and I learnt a lot about Jane. :)

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  11. So perfect choice for 'J'. I too love her novels. :)

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