“Yes, it was England—England. It was the England of Constable and Morland, of Miss Mitford and Miss Austen, the Brontës and George Eliot. . . . The village street might be Miss Mitford’s, the well-to-do house Jane Austen’s own fancy, in its warm brick and comfortable decorum. She laughed a little as she thought it.”
From The Shuttle by Frances Hodgson Burnett (which you can download from Girlebooks)
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“The style, even in the serious passages, has a constant subdued sparkle, like that of a dark but quartz-shot stone; in the lighter narrative portions, apart even from the achievements in character and episode, it scintillates with every turn.” – Elizabeth Jenkins on Sense and Sensibility, (Jane Austen, Minverva Press, 1949, p 72)
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