The author of timeless, delicious, ironic and which are a great portray upon a time stories, that is, ‘Sense and Sensibility’, ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ ‘Emma,’ ‘Mansfield Park’… has become one of the most widely read and admired writers in the English literature.

Jane lived from 1775-1817 and was raised by her father and older brothers as well as being a self-taught person. She began her literary career with an epistolary novel, to ggo on with romantic fiction in the Realism style, which perfectly describes the living and the feeling of the wealthy class of her time.

She stresses the importance for women “to marry well” to ensure welfare and social status, with humour. She herself accepted a marriage proposal to support her family, but later declined it. In fact, she never married.

Her life was all about artistic activities at home with her parents, first in Steventon and then in Bath and Southampton, to return to a cottage in Chawton, where she lived the last eight years of her life and wrote her most famous titles. In fact, Austen was an esteemed writer in her time and, while not being a bestseller, she could live off her books.

Today, that cottage house is a museum, visited by numerous followers of her work each year. Her stories have been successful adapted in films and theater, too.
We recall some of her most famous quotes:


Nobody complains of what they do not deserve.


Things cease to be nonsense when performed in a daring way by people with sensitivity.


The irony is the union of contradictory truths to create a new truth smiling or laughing.


And I confess that if the truth is not said with a smile, I consider it  false and a denial of human nature itself.


Vanity and pride are different things, but often are used interchangeably. Pride is related to the way we think of ourselves; vanity, the way which we would like others to think of us.


Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind do not matter and those that matter do not mind.


Wisdom is better than wit and, ultimately, undoubtedly have the laugh on his side.


There are people who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.


There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.


My idea of ​​good company is the company of clever, well-informed people who have a great conversation; that’s what I call good company.


From the past let us not remember more than the pleasant.



I wish a happy week,

Álex Rovira

Alex Rovira