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.